Richard B Motten

Richard B. Motten, 72, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away December 29, 2018. He was born November 19, 1946 in Hartford, Connecticut to Roger and Marge Motten. 

Dick graduated from McDowell High School in Erie, Pennsylvania and from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee.

He was an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed fishing trips in Canada with his friends. He love watching his daughters play sports, coaching their softball teams, and attending their BGHS band events. Dick took great pleasure in driving his corvette, watching Yankee baseball and taking long walks with his husky, Cooper.

His career included working at the Wood County Health Department and the Ohio EPA in the Air Pollution division. For nearly 4 decades, Dick (Motten Financial) served the investment and retirement needs for the BG community and its university. In the past decade, he partnered with Capital Management Strategies. 

Dick is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jo Anne Motten, children Cheryl (Michael) Reed of Lake Wales, Florida, Patti Motten of Bowling Green, two special grandsons Nate and Caleb Reed and his brother Roger “Wood” Motten of Casper, Wyoming. 

Dick was an avid BGSU Falcon Hockey fan since 1969 and has had season tickets since they first became available. Although he has kept his original seats in section B Row 1, he was more recently seen cheering for his team from the handicapped seating area accompanied by his “son” Matt Fisher.

The family would like to thank all of the personnel at Bowling Green Care Center who took very good care of Dick after many hospitalizations.

Visitation will be held Friday January 4, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. A prayer service will begin Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In honor of Dick’s love of BGSU Falcon Hockey, family and friends are welcome to wear BGSU colors.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to BGSU Hockey or Black Swamp Ice Frogs, a hockey program for special needs players of all ages:

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