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Robert W. Hootman

February 24, 1931 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 91)


Robert W. Hootman, 91, passed peacefully Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Story Point Senior Living in Fort Wayne.  He was born February 24, 1931, in Garrett, to the late Audrew and Margaret (Rider) Hootman. 

Robert married Willa M. Hay, on December 17, 1951, in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Robert graduated from Ligonier High School.  He then enlisted in the Airforce and retired out as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service.  He was a member of the Hoosier Warbirds in Auburn and American Legion Post #83.

Robert had also worked in the maintenance department at Sealed Power in Lagrange.

Robert is survived by,

Wife of 71 years, Willa Hootman of Kendallville 

Son, Don Hootman of Tucson, Arizona

Son, John (Tammy) Hootman of Kendallville

Grandchildren, Mallori, Richelle, Heather, Whitney Jamie, Amanda, Melissa, Angela and Jennifer

 21 great grandchildren

Robert was also preceded by an infant brother.


Per Robert’s request there will be no services. 

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