Ralph O. Ottinger, 93, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Sikeston, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He and Geneva had lived at Saxony Village for several years.
Ralph was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Hayti, Missouri, to the late Emerson and Lydia Baird Ottinger. He and Geneva Cunningham were married Feb. 3, 1951, in Piggott, Arkansas.
Ralph served honorably in the United States Army; he was deployed to Japan and was discharged January 26, 1948. He worked 28 years for the SEMO Electric Co-Op in Sikeston, retiring in 1989 as a Line Superintendent.
Loving survivors include: his wife, Geneva; one son, Terry and his wife Diane Ottinger of Sikeston; three sisters-in-law, Kathleen Beck of Cape Girardeau, Naomi Long of Memphis, Tennessee, and Beatrice Cunningham of Indianapolis, Indiana.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion and Robert Ottinger; and a sister Sue Ottinger Pate.
McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau were entrusted with the follow arrangements for Ralph’s final arrangements.
A private family memorial will take place at a later date.
To send an online condolence to the family, visit McCombs Funeral Home website at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com; then click on the TRIBUTE WALL tab of Ralph’s personal obituary.
Traditional gifts, cards and contributions may be sent to the family at McCombs Funeral Home, Inc. c/o Ralph Ottinger, 640 West Independence Street, Jackson, Mo 63755.
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