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Obituary: Ralph E. Lottes, Washington, Ind.

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Ralph E. Lottes, 61, of Washington, Indiana, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at his home. He was born July 20, 1951, in Daviess County, Indiana, to Elmer C. and Mary M. (Allen) Lottes.

Ralph was a 1969 graduate of Barr-Reeve High School and had formerly worked at Arvin Industries in Columbus, Indiana. He enjoyed his dog, walking, fishing and watching NASCAR races.

He is survived by his mother, Mary M. Lottes of Loogootee, Indiana; one daughter, Danielle Lottes of Columbus, Indiana; one brother, David Lottes of Alfordsville, Indiana; and three sisters, Sharon Willis of Washington, Indiana, Phyllis Fitch of Alfordsville, Indiana, and Barbara Harker of Alfordsville, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer C. Lottes, on June 26, 2006.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow at a later date. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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