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Joyce L. Otto, 79

Joyce L. (Maas) Otto, age 79, of Delano, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born Aug. 26, 1930, to Charles and Annie (Schultz) Maas in Maple Plain.

Joyce was united in marriage to George E. Otto Oct. 19, 1948, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano.

Joyce raised the family and ran the business.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Annie Maas; a son, Dwight Otto; and brothers-in-law Vernon “Short” Wright, Ray Strybicky, Ed Leick, and Paul Ruhr.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 61 years, George; sons Greg and Jacky Otto, and Jeff and Lorri Otto; three grandchildren, Christopher Otto, Ryan and Anne Otto, and Ashley Otto; great-grandchildren Abigail Joy and Reese “RJ;” sisters and spouse Valerie Wright, Lucille Strybicky, Deloris and Harry Poliwoda, Donna Leick, and Janice Ruhr; and a brother, Leon Maas.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, May 1 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with the Rev. Christopher Wenthe officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.

Casket bearers were Scott Van Lith, Greg Maas, Eddie Maas, Duane Poliwoda, Greg Otto, and Jeff Otto.

Arrangements were handled by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.