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Family Remembrance Tuesday for Robert Mottinger, age 70

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Robert Mottinger, age 70 of Burns Harbor, IN, passed away on December 11, 2018.

He was born on July 7, 1948, in Michigan City, IN, to Ora and Nancy (Bleck) Mottinger.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joyce (Yarber) Mottinger; son, Ryan (Jessica) Mottinger; daughter, Christine (James) Mills; sister, Robin (Tim) Mottinger Gregory; grandchildren, Chasity and Madeliene Mottinger and Emily, Grace and Lillian Qualkinbush.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert worked at Bethlehem Steel for almost 50 years. He was a Hot Mill Safety Coordinator from 1995-2001 and worked many other jobs in the mill ultimately leaving as a Roller, their highest position. He also owned Pleasure Pools. He loved motorcycles and hot rods. He enjoyed bowling, motorsports, planes and flying. His favorite thing to do was entertain people. He was a fun and husband, father and grandfather and will be extremely missed.

A Family Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Craig Forwalter officiating. Burial to follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will take place on Monday, December 17, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 12/14/2018




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