Max ottinger (pictured with great-granddaughter maxima) celebrated his 80th birthday in schwarzach on tuesday. Birthday. In his younger days, he scored many a goal as a left-footed defender for the spvgg munsterschwarzach/gerlachshausen team, and he has remained fit to this day.
On his trim bike, he reels off kilometer after kilometer in bad weather. "We used to have a great camaraderie," he remembers of the "old" squad, which advanced to the then B class. After the games, the audience sang together and max ottinger played the harmonica. No wonder there was a brand-new harmonica on the table with the birthday gifts.
Second mayor roland hofer (right), who came to congratulate him, took an immediate interest in the beautiful musical instrument as an ex-fubball player. Ottinger is a family man and proud of his three granddaughters vanessa, jaqueline and linda. In 1959, the jubilarian married gundelinde dorsch from bruck and raised three children, barbara, harald and patrizia. In 1985 they moved into their newly built home in stadtschwarzach.
Max ottinger was born in munsterschwarzach, germany. Together with five siblings, he grew up with his parents magdalena and bernhard ottinger. His father was a carpenter and he also wanted to learn a trade. Initially, he successfully completed an apprenticeship as a shoemaker with the journeyman’s exam. In 1952 he learned the profession of a bricklayer at the munsterschwarzach monastery, which he continued until his retirement.
The jubilarian is a co-founder of the spvgg munsterschwarzach/gerlachshausen and the schwarzach settlers’ association. In addition to his sporting hobbies, he loves to play schafkopf and enjoys a drink in the evenings.