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age 92 of Louisville, formerly of Alliance, passed away March 15, 2013 at St. Joseph Assisted Living. He was born Oct. 6, 1920 in Alliance, the son of the late Nicholas and Josephine (Zwick) Ottle. He was a graduate of Alliance High School. He proudly served his country as an Army veteran of World War II. He was employed at Alliance Machine and the Timken Company where he retired from in 1985 following 34 years of service. Bud was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Harrisburg for 64 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lake P'Na Sportsman's Club, and the St. Thomas Aquinas Knightliners and Booster Club. Bud was a life long resident of Harrisburg and the Alliance area and served as Nimishillen Township Trustee. He coached grade school basketball and little league baseball for many years. Bud's hobbies included fishing, hunting, golf and softball but the most important thing is his life was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his faith, family, Notre Dame and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Bud is survived by five daughters, Elaine (Ray) Burger, Darlene Merriman, Eileen Schillig, Charlene (Tom) Calabrese and Marlene Gill; sisters, Mary Haynes, Kathleen (Ed) Krutel, Veronica (Joe) Schillig and Bernice (Joe) Tournoux; three brother- in-laws; one sister-in-law; sixteen grandchildren; one step- grandchild; twenty-seven great- grandchildren; one step- great-grandchild and two great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lorena (Michel) Ottle who passed away in 2001; sisters, Betty Gulling and Theresa VanCamp; brothers, Robert and Nicholas Ottle; son-in-law, Dennis Gill; nine brother-in-laws and eight sister-in-laws.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Mancini and Rev. Fr. Thomas Dyer officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Bud's family will receive friends Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. We would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph's Care Center and Crossroads Hospice for the wonderful and kind care that was given to dad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Church or St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
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