Raymond Otto, age 96, of Gaylord passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 29, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2022, from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Raymond Herman August Otto was born on October 16, 1926, in Dryden Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the son of Robert and Augusta (Pomplun) Otto. Raymond was baptized as an infant on November 17, 1926, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 17, 1940, by Pastor H. Winter, both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He received his education in Gaylord and was a graduate of the Gaylord High School Class of 1944.
On August 23, 1950, Raymond was united in marriage to Dorothy Just in Henderson, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Dryden Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. They had dairy cattle, raised crops, and Ray was also a long-time employee of the Ford dealerships in Gaylord and Jordan. Raymond and Dorothy were blessed with six children. Raymond and Dorothy shared 50 years of marriage when Dorothy passed away on October 17, 2000.
Raymond was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord.
Raymond enjoyed playing cards, having coffee at the Prairie House, lawn work and taking time to talk with any and all people he met. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
When he needed assistance with his daily care, Raymond became a resident of GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe and passed away there on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at the age of 96 years. Blessed be his memory.
Raymond is survived by his:
Children, Ron Otto and his wife, Carol of Arlington, MN,
Robert Otto of Kasota, MN,
Janet Thoele and special friend, Al Engelmann of Green Isle, MN,
Cyndi Forsythe and her husband, Tim of Big Lake, MN, and
Kristi Lang and special friend, Brett Bernard of Stewartville, MN;
13 Grandchildren and spouses;
4 Step grandchildren and spouses;
14 Great grandchildren;
7 Step great grandchildren;
Brother, Ervin Otto of Cleveland, MN;
Sister-in-law, Lilah Otto of Arlington, MN;
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, Roger and Lorraine Just of Henderson, MN;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Raymond was preceded in death by his Parents, Robert and Augusta Otto; Wife, Dorothy Otto; Baby girl in infancy; Sons-in-law, Bruce Thoele, Dan Mathiowetz and Ray Lang; Siblings and spouses, Elmer (Irmgard) Otto, Harold (Eleanor) Otto, Clarence Otto, Viola (Milo) Quast.
Lois Schauer says
Our deepest sympathies and prayers to you Ron, Carol and your family and Ray;s whole family. Ray was such a nice man. Dennis always loved visiting with him. I am sorry that I won’t be able to come as I am still in rehab and hoping to get out this coming Friday. I still have a lot of pain in my back so I will need help at home when I get there. Again, my condolences.
Lynette Froehlich says
Our sympathy. Our family was so lucky to have him as a dear friend. Froehlich’s
Diane Dietz says
Deepest sympathy to the family of Ray. He was a good member of Immanuel.
Marian Pfarr-Saxton says
My deepest sympathy to the Ray Otto family. I remember seeing him up town with such a big smile and willing to visit. He was very proud of his family. May all your memories give you comfort at this time.