Allen Hootman, 70

Allen B. Hootman, age 70, of Evansport, passed away Sunday evening, December 21, 2014 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Prior to his retirement he worked as a carpenter and also as a machine operator at Napoleon Products and Scranton Machine.

Allen was born in Hicksville, Ohio on November 6, 1944, the son of Walter and Mary (Patterson) Hootman. On December 1, 1978 he married Arlene Gasser, and she survives. He was a member of the Evansport United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, reading and fishing. He was an Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War.

Surviving is his wife, Arlene, children, Rex (Karie) Hootman, Stephen (Joyce) Hootman, Misti (Josef) Rodriquez, Craig Starry, Christine (Alan) Carnahan, and Linda Shipman. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger and Jerald Hootman and sister, Juanita Roush. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Carma Scott, Margaret Hootman and Mary Essley, and brother, Robert Hootman.

Visitation for Al will be held from 12:00 noon until 4:00 P.M. on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the Evansport United Methodist Church, with a Celebration of Al’s Life immediately following at 4:00 P.M. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Evansport United Methodist Church Building Fund or Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. The Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.

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