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“It was a real honor to be apart of Yours and Jacks life. He was such a worker for the Kingdom. In Christian love. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry Hollobaugh - Costa Mesa, CA

“Marilyn you and your family will be in our prayers..Jimmy & Cheri McCleese. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jimmy McCleese - Marion

“Marilyn, so very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Know we're thinking of you ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Joe & Deb Gholson - Sneedville, TN

“Dear Marilyn,We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. He was a bright spot for all of us in Kiwanis. All of our prayers and thoughts are...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jean Obenour - Marion, OH

“Marilyn,I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a bright spot for all of Kiwanis over the years. He will be missed. Our heartfelt thoughts...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I just saw that Jack is in heaven. What an absolute wonderful man. I met him and Marilyn at First Marion Nazarene, he and Marilyn went on the same...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Gall Volk - Bucyrus, OH

“Marilyn So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jeanne Walker - Marion, OH

“Marilyn So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jeanne Walker - Marion, OH

“Jack was one of the nicest persons I ever met ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Fred Foos

“Marilyn and family-sorry about your loss. April Morrison ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: April Morrison - CALEDONIA, OH


JACK W. HOTTINGER of Marion, OH died September 28, 2019 at the age of 81. A licensed funeral director and embalmer for 53 years, he began working at Croll Funeral Homes as a non-licensed associate in Grand Rapids and Tontogany before becoming manager of Witzler-Shank Funeral Home in Bowling Green. In 1975, Jack moved to Marion to pursue the opportunity to be the succession plan for Harold Denzer Sr. and Jr., to own and operate the Denzer Funeral Home, in partnership with Gene Farison. Jack and his wife, Marilyn owned and operated the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home together for thirty one years, until 2006, when Chad Snyder and the Snyder Funeral Homes family acquired ownership. He continued helping at the funeral home for as long as he was able. A 1964 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.