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Obituary for D. Michael Wotring

Father-in-Law of Charles Wilson, OFDA President-Elect and Owner of Schlup-Pucak & Wilson Funeral Home

D. Michael Wotring, 75, of WADSWORTH went home to be with the Lord, April 28, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 17, 1948 in Morgantown, West Virginia to the late Darwin C. and Blanche M. (nee Bierstedt) Wotring.

Mike spent twenty years working at Forest City Dillon, Core systems, thirteen years at Associated Estates Management Co., three years at MJR Electrical and one year at Summit Management Services before retiring. He was an active member of Valley Community Church in Clinton where he had many dear friends and the Vietnam Veterans of America. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and always wore a hat on with Air Force Pins wherever he went.

Mike loved playing golf and attending to his yard. In his younger years he enjoyed coaching his daughters in the WABL softball league. His biggest joy was watching his grandsons play in all the different sports in which they were involved. He also enjoyed volunteering out at Firestone Country Club for the golf tournament. He enjoyed spending time in his “workshop” where he had every tool of which you could think of that was not only his but what he inherited from his father and father-in law. He proudly built many decks, garages and additions on his homes and others over the years. He had a love for West Virginia, where he spent many summers on his grandparent’s farm.

Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a kind human being who made everyone feel welcome and will truly be missed by all those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger. He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty five years, Linda; daughters, Gina Stump, Christie (Charles) Wilson; grandsons, Christopher Wilson, Joshua Wilson (Ashlyn), Brandon Stump and Zachary Wilson; dogs, Maggie and Jessie whom he spent many hours with and comforted him; numerous other family members, golfing buddy and special friend, Dave Pyot and special neighbors.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2024 at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Rd W., Barberton, Ohio 44203. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2024 at the Funeral Home with Pastor Daryl Paris officiating. Burial to follow with military honors at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mike’s name to a favorite charity of your choice.

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