OTTOVILLE -- Adolph F. "Ottie" Beining, 90, of Ottoville died 3:50 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Meadows of Kalida.  He was born February 21, 1924 in Van Wert County to the late Henry and Mary (Sanders) Beining.  On May 8, 1948 he married Mildred V. Beckman, who survives in Ottoville.

     Also surviving are his children:  Kenneth (Rita) Beining of Fort Jennings, Jane (Bob) Kahle of Kalida, Rosie (Bill) Heitmeyer, Bill (Bonnie) Beining, Carl (Ginny) Beining, and Steve (Lori) Beining, all of Ottoville; 19 grandchildren:  Nathan (Anita) Beining, Darren (Amy) Beining and Kristin (Tammy) Beining; Greg Kahle, Kevin (Mandi) Kahle, Jeff (Casey) Kahle and Beth (Chad) Moening; Cari (John) Sigrist, Troy (Laura) Heitmeyer and Rhonda (Ryan) Bishop; Brian (Audrey) Beining, Blaine Beining, Brad (Sara) Beining and Becky (Kyle Macke) Beining; Neil (Trisha) Beining, Carla (Trevor) Bonifas and Brittany (Tony Butler) Beining; and Morgan Beining and Taylor Beining; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 brother:  Oscar Beining of Delphos; and 1 sister-in-law:  Mari Lou Beining of Greene, OH.

     He is preceded in death by 3 brothers:  Melvin Beining, Lawrence Beining and John Beining; 5 sisters:  Veronica Hilvers, Marcella Beining, Bertha Kimmet, Elinor Kimmet and Martha Noonan; 4 brothers-in-law:  Eugene Kimmet, Steve Hilvers, Lawrence Kimmet and Thomas Noonan: 1 sister-in-law:  Rita Beining and 1 great-grandson: Ryan Beining.

     Ottie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and its Holy Name Society.  He was a WWII Veteran serving as a corporal in the Army’s 801st Tank Destroyers and was a life member of the Ottoville VFW #3740.  He was a lifelong farmer and had owned and operated Ottoville Welding Shop.  He served for 32 years on the Ottoville Mutual Telephone Board.  He loved working with wood and traveling.  His quick-witted teasing will be missed by all who knew him, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Father Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery with military rites by the Ottoville VFW and the Fort Jennings American Legion.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 2 p.m. and a VFW service at 7 p.m.  

     Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Homecare and Hospice, Ottoville EMS or the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.