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 and Clarence Hottinger; granddaughter, Lauren Coleman; niece, Martha Louise Czecky; and friends, Don Vincent and Frances Vincent Merchant.
At age 11, he started working at Woodward Chevrolet. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in France and Germany during the Korean War. In 1959, he built Hottinger’s Auto Service and successfully ran it for 50 years. He specialized in radiator repairs and lawn mower sales. He was an avid hunter, storyteller, gardener and inventor. He was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church.
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), and Steward Dale Hottinger and his beloved dog Butch; grandchildren, Raleigh Coleman (Allison), Ashley Lucckese (Dan), Brady Coleman, Dabney Coleman, Howard Hottinger, Jr. (Amy), and Lindsey Hottinger; great -grandchildren, Hurley, Hattie, Lucy and Dorothy Lucckese, Paisley and Paxton Coleman, Harper and Emerie Hottinger, and Michael Hagee and Kendall Gray; sister-in-law, Virginia “Jenny” Hottinger; nephew, Mark Hottinger (Nicolle); niece, Teresa; Earley (James); great-nephew, Tyler Earley; and special friends, Harvey Fleshman and Bob Merchant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the caregivers and first responders for their loving care and service.
Guestbook at woodwardfuneral.com.