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Douglas D. Lotz, 61, of rural Mentone

Douglas D. Lotz, 61, of rural Mentone, passed unexpectedly at 5:33 pm, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.

Doug was born on Dec. 27, 1961 in Warsaw, Indiana. He was raised by his loving parents Elza and Mary Ruth (Alderfer) Bruce. He married on May 18, 1996 in Mentone, Indiana to Brenda (Coplen) Long, she survives. They spent nearly 27 years together.

He was a 1980 graduate of Manchester High School. In high school, he ran track and wrestled. He was a lifetime truck driver and most recently he worked for RVH Trucking of Tippecanoe. Doug loved and took great pride in his stepchildren and grandchildren. He truly loved being a step father and grandpa. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed socializing with friends.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Lotz of Mentone; mother Mary Bruce of Mentone; stepchildren Netha and husband Ben Baker of Mentone, Jamie Long and Tina James of Rochester, and Jake Long of Mentone; grandchildren Sadra Long and her companion Cameron Castle and his son Brantlee, Shelby and husband Jack Spirgel, Aris Long, Jameson Baker, Brogan Long, and David Baker; sisters Sharon and husband Eric Ross of Mentone, Karen and companion Bobby Griffis of Beaver Dam Lake, and Kristine Lotz of Maysville, TN; several Nieces and Nephews, and loving companion, his dog, Pete.

Doug was preceded in death by his father Elza Bruce.

The funeral service will take place at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 at King Memorial Home 101 North Tucker Street Mentone, Indiana.

The interment will take place in the Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone, Indiana following the service.

Visitation hours will be held from 11 am to 1 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 at King Memorial Home, Mentone, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be made in Doug’s name to the American Heart Association.

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