John Otto

John M. Otto

Friday, April 10th, 1959 - Friday, September 27th, 2019
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John M. Otto
Of Lebanon. Passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019 at the age of 60 years. Dearly loved husband of Ruth Otto (nee Lemanski). Treasured father and father-in-law of Mark and Nicole (nee Kitterman) Otto, Samantha (nee Otto) and Aaron Schaffer. Beloved grandfather of Carol, Brookelynn, Jameson, Penelope and Raymond. Also survived by his brother Chris Otto, sister Catherine (nee Otto) Stefaniak and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Ray and Joyce (nee Hollenstein) Otto.
Visitation at the funeral home Friday, October 4, from 11 AM until time of Funeral Service at 1 PM, Interment to follow at Forest Home Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Schramka Funeral Home
    13220 W Capitol Dr
    Brookfield, WI 53005
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 1:00pm
    Schramka Funeral Home
    13220 W Capitol Dr
    Brookfield, WI 53005
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Michele Dorn

Posted at 06:14am
Our family will always remember Uncle John for his sense of humor and passion for fireworks. We knew at an early age the 4th of July was a special holiday for him, having grown up with many close calls with things blowing up at grandma Joyce's. I can still hear grandma yelling "John...the cops are going to come!" And as we got older and Uncle John and Ruth started hosting the 4th of July party's, John would spend a considerable amount of time preparing for a festive celebration for all...(that may or may not have included foreworks! 😉) We will miss this and so many other things about you Uncle John. Our deepest sympathies to Aunt Ruth, Cousins Mark and Samantha and the rest of our family. Love, Shawn and Michele

Ken Williams

Posted at 05:43pm
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to you Ruth and your family. It has been a very long time since I have seen you or John.
I often reflect and tell stories about experiences that he and I had in our youth. I first met him in 1973, shocked that we became friends because I knocked his books out :). That's huge clue to who I am.
I am responsible for your first date. He was so excited that he asked me to help him shop for clothes and shoes. He really didn't need help, just a friend. I will always remember John as a good friend who helped me be who I am.
Ken Williams

Dyann Egleston

Posted at 10:05pm
Your friends and colleagues at InterVarsity are praying for you and your family, Ruth, and as you walk through these days. We love you and are so thankful to have you part of InterVarsity! John and Dyann

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