|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1922|
St. Joseph County
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 2008|
Donald Ray Bottorff, 86, of 9662 Redwood Road, Plymouth, Indiana, passed away Monday, September 22, 2008, at 2:00 a.m. at his home, with his family by his side.
He was born on August 13, 1922, in South Bend, Indiana, to Burt and Carrie (Sullivan) Bottorff. Donald Bottorff and Mary Hughes were married on May 14, 1944, in South Bend. He drove a truck for Syler Seed Company, for 21 years, and also drove for the Fulton-Marshall County Co-op, for ten years. He drove a 1965 Mack truck and you could hear him coming from miles away. He also loved to spend time gardening.
Don is survived by his wife, Mary; their daughter, Carol Schaefer of Plymouth; their sons, Don and Janita Bottorff of Knox, Indiana, Richard Bottorff of Plymouth, and Charles Bottorff of Plymouth; his sister, Louise Hughes of Plymouth; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Bottorff, who passed away on April 19, 1990; and his son-in-law and "great buddy", Tom Schaefer, who passed away on October 29, 2001.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 26, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the Van Gilder Funeral Home in Plymouth. Burial will be in New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may visit with the Bottorff family on Thursday, September 25, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 West Madison Street, Plymouth, Indiana, 46563.
The family would like for memorial contributions to be given to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 South Center Street, Plymouth, Indiana, 46563.
Friends may sign the guest book and share memories with the Bottorff family at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com
Philbert Emery Bottorff (1893 - 1981)
Caroline Bethia Sullivan Bottorff (1896 - 1973)
Mary Caroline Hughes Bottorff (1925 - 2013)*
Donald Ray Bottorff (1922 - 2008)
Louise Mae Bottorff Hughes (1925 - 2014)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Mar 14, 2009
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