Steward Edward Hottinger, Jr., 90, of Louisa, passed away peacefully at home on February 26, 2021. Born February 16, 1931 in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Steward Edward Hottinger, Sr. and Louise Nolting Dickinson Hottinger; in addition, he was preceded in death by siblings, Martha Smith, Lester Hottinger & Clarence Hottinger; granddaughter Lauren Coleman; niece Martha Louise Czecky; friends Don Vincent & Frances Vincent Merchant.
At age 11, he started working at Woodward Chevrolet. He proudly served his country in the US Army, in France and Germany during the Korean War. In 1959, he built and successfully ran Hottinger’s Auto Service for 50 years. He specialized in radiator repairs and lawn mower sales. He was an avid hunter, story teller, gardener & inventor. He was a member of Louisa UMC. He was a great mentor, teacher and role model for many, especially his grandchildren whom he taught so much. He loved his family and friends and they fondly remember the twinkle in his eyes, his smiles and winks.
Survived by his wife, Mary Alice Butler Hottinger; children, Howard Edward Hottinger (Michelle), Beverly Hottinger Coleman (Jeffrey Stockton), Steward Dale Hottinger and his beloved dog Butch; grandchildren, Raleigh Coleman (Allison), Ashley Lucckese (Dan), Brady Coleman, Dabney Coleman, Howard Hottinger, Jr. (Amy), Lindsey Hottinger; great grandchildren, Hurley, Hattie, Lucy & Dorothy Lucckese, Paisley & Paxton Coleman, Harper & Emerie Hottinger, Michael Hagee & Kendall Gray;
sister-in-law Virginia “Jenny” Hottinger; nephew Mark Hottinger (Nicolle); niece Teresa; Earley (James) Great Nephew Tyler Earley.
special friends, Harvey Fleshman, Bob Merchant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the care givers and first responders for their loving care and service.
A walk-through visitation will be Monday, March 1, 2021 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Woodward Funeral Home with Rev. David Palmer officiating. Burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
We will be following CDC COVID-19 recommendations, and the Governors mandates on face covering, social distancing, and occupancy.