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Othilia M. Otto

Othilia M. Otto, age 95 of Winsted, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born Jan. 17, 1909 in Winsted Township, the daughter of Otmar and Theresa Bayerl Krueger.

The Rev. William Wey joined Othilia and Louis V. Otto in holy marriage Nov. 29, 1933, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with nine children.

Othilia was a life-long member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, where she was a member of the Holy Family Council #204, The St. Anne Society, and Holy Trinity C.C.W.

Othilia is survived by her children: Andrew (Marilyn) Otto of St. Paul, Gilbert (Marlys) Otto of St. Cloud, Eugene (Mary Ellen) Otto of Coon Rapids, Raymond (Mary Kay) Otto of Bloomington, Mary Lou (Thomas) Roufs of Minnetonka, Dorothy (George) Carlson of Texas, Carolyn (Thomas) Vieau of Delano, Ann (Tony) DeLuca of Anoka, and Thomas (Sandra) Otto of Minneapolis, 27 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by a brother, Mark Krueger of Lester Prairie; sisters, Gertrude Rogers of Redland, Calif.; and Florence (Lewis) Smith of Litchfield; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Othilia was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, Oct. 29, 1979; parents, Omar and Theresa Krueger; brothers, Albin and Karl Krueger; a sister, Clara Krueger; and a sister-in-law, Hilda Krueger.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant. Interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation took place Friday, July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a Holy Family rosary recited at 7:15 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Further visitation took place at the funeral home one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday.

Matt Otto, Kathryn Stefan, Stephen Otto, Joe Vieau, Darril Otto, Roxane Scherber, Andy DeLuca, and Mark Roufs served as casketbearers.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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