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Rose ‘Babe’ Otto, 97

Rose “Babe” Otto, age 97, of Winsted, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at St. Mary’s Care Center.

She was born April 7, 1912, west of Winsted, in McLeod County, the daughter of Mike and Elizabeth Brose Fasching.

Rose was joined in holy marriage to Joseph W. Otto Sept. 5, 1933, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with five children.

“Babe” was a faithful, life-long member of Holy Trinity. She also belonged to the St. Anne’s Society and Holy Family Council 204.

She formerly worked 16 years in the laundry department at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Babe enjoyed flowers, embroidering, and visiting with people. She touched many lives.

Rose is survived by her children: Jeanette (Jim) Coursey of Lakewood, CO, Donald (Lucille) Otto of Champlin, Clayton (Mary) Otto of New Hope, David (Anna) Otto of Shakopee, and Linda (John) Kowalsky of Prior Lake; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Otto, in 1987; her parents; and by 12 brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Fr. Tony Hesse was the celebrant, and Alice Nowak was the organist for the Mass. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, March 9 at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Casket bearers were Roses’ grandsons: Paul Otto, Joel Otto, Jon Otto, Kevin Coursey, Brian Otto, and David Otto.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.