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George E. Otto, 91

George Edward Otto, age 91, of Delano, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.

He was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Franklin Township, to Gregory and Justine (Kittock) Otto.

George served over 20 years in the US Army. He was inducted in 1944, during World War II, and went on to serve in Korea and Vietnam, being honorably discharged at the rank of staff sergeant.

Upon leaving the military, he was employed as a truck driver, and eventually went on to owning and operating O and O Deliveries for 22 years; a company his son still owns and operates today.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; his son, Dwight; and siblings and spouses Rod (Evelyn) Otto, Charlie Otto, Viola (Lloyd) Maas, and Birdie (Jim) Rose.

He is survived by his sons Greg (Jacky) Otto, and Jeff (Lorri) Otto; three grandchildren, Christopher Otto, Ryan (Anne) Otto, and Ashley (Adam) Meert; two great-grandchildren, Abigail and Reese; siblings and spouses Fritz (Beverly) Otto, Richard (Rose) Otto, Clem (Kay) Otto, Eddie (Lisa) Otto, Sylvia (Russ) Davis, and Caye Hurst; brother-in-law Harry Poliwoda; and sisters-in-law Donna Leick, and Janice Van Lith Ruhr.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with a gathering of family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church, prior to Mass. Inurnment with military honors was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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