Ralph L. Hottel, 82 of Francisco passed away Saturday October 11, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

He was born in Shelbyville, KY, May 17, 1932 to Ralph Leonard and Lillian Ann (Sapp) Hottel. 

Ralph was a retired salesman for Zeidler Florist in Evansville. He lived in Francisco most of his life, graduating from Francisco High School in 1950. He served 8 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a member of Francisco Gospel Ministry Church. He enjoyed raising horses, loved being with his family, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at R&T Garage in Francisco. 

He is survived by his wife, Loretta (Burns) Hottel of Francisco; daughter, Anita Lynn Query of Francisco; and son, James Mac Hottel of Winslow; 3 grandsons, Aaron and Jeremy Hottel and Calvin Cooper, 7 great grandchildren, Tristan, twins, Niki Lynn and Madison Marie, Serenity, Gabriel, Parker and Sophy

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Mildred McEllhiney and Marilyn Eiglebach

Celebration of Life, at the Francisco Gospel Ministry Church, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. Followed by a Dinner, Fellowship and Gospel Music. The Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton has been entrusted with the arrangements.