Obit: Otto, W. G. (1867 - 1940)
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Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Otto, Dohlhe, Montville, Sawings Barnhart Looze, Luebke, Shaw, Turville, Markee

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/26/1940

Otto, W. G. (23 SEP 1867 - 20 SEP 1940)

W. G. Otto, 72 years, 11 months, and 28 days of age, who despite being an invalid for the past 40 years, found a great deal of enjoyment in life by sitting at the window of his home and watching others enjoy the things he had formerly enjoyed, passed away at his home late Friday night. He had a great number of friends who would not think of passing by but that they gave a friendly wave of the hand that did wonders in making his enjoyment more complete as he sat there.

W. G. Otto had in his early life followed the carpenter trade and later studied for the ministry. From 1905 until 1908 he was the pastor of the Congregational Church at Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.). However in 1908 he suffered a stroke and since that time has been retired from his work as he was left an invalid. His health the past few weeks had been declining rapidly and his passing Friday night came as a blessing to him as well as his family, as he had been in a coma ever since Monday of last week.

Mr. Otto was born on Sept. 23, 1867, at Watertown. On Jan. 30, 1890, he married Alvina Dohlhe, who preceded him in death in 1919. He was again united in marriage on Oct. 14, 1926, to Etta Markee at Oconomowoc. The past five years he had spent in Owen and was a member of the local Christian and Missionary Church.

He is survived by his widow, one son, Willard of Watertown; seven daughters, Rose Montville of Waukesha, Minnie Sawing and Ruby Barnhart of Oconomowoc, Ruth Otto of Milwaukee, Marguerite Looze of Beloit, Esther Luebke of Watertown, and Violet of Owen; 17 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Shaw and Mrs. Minnie Turville of Oconomowoc; and two brothers, Rev. Ewald Otto of Denver, Colo., and Walter of Yates Center, Kansas. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.

Pallbearers at the service were Roy Anderson, Julius Johnson, Fern Harms, Arvid and Axel Lindgren and Mr. Ruggles.

 

 


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