Monday, November 4th, 2013
Benjamin T. Motycka, 57, Convoy, died at 7:03 p.m. Nov. 1, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Feb. 17, 1956, in Van Wert, to Joseph and Catherine Hunter Motycka.
Surviving are his brothers and sisters, Ann (Jerry) Helm, Convoy, Kay (Alan) Brandt, Rockford, Robert R. Motycka, Van Wert, Phil (Rachel) Motycka, Van Wert, Larry (Kathy) Motycka, Convoy, John (Rosemarie) Motycka, Convoy, and Chris (Pam) Motycka, Convoy; 13 nieces, 12 nephews, 17 great-nieces and 23 great-nephews.
Deceased are his parents, a brother, Joe Motycka; a sister, Arlene Motycka; and a brother-in-law, Roy Thompson III.
Over the last several years, Ann and Jerry Helm and John and Rosemarie Motycka had served as his caregivers.
He was a member of St. Marys of the Assumption Catholic Church, Van Wert, and the state champion Thomas Edison Tigers. He had participated in the Special Olympics for many years while at Thomas Edison. He was an avid sports fan, including pro wrestling, a lifelong Elvis fan, and most recently a fan of Brent Cooper "Memories of the King."
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Marys of the Assumption Catholic Church, the Rev. Stan Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in Convoy IOOF Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Brickner Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Thomas Edison Endowment Fund.