Edward J. Otte of Ozora died on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus. He was 83 years old.
He was born August 28, 1935 in Ozora, a son of Henry Otte and Rose (Huber) Otte.
He was married to Rosella (Figge) Otte on September 22, 1962, in Zell, and she survives in Ozora.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Paul Otte and his wife Shelly of Ste. Genevieve; one daughter, Lori Bauman and her husband Kurt of Ste. Genevieve; one brother, Ervin Otte of Bridgeton; one sister, Helen Moore of Wentzville; one sister-in-law, Lucy Otte of Ozora; nine grandchildren, Brittni Barron, Nicole Barron, Wyatt Bauman, Derek Otte, Alisha Esselman, Deanna Otte, Brooke Gendron, Dustin Gendron, Blake Gendron; and several great-grandchildren
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Edgar Otte and his wife Ann, Alvin Otte and his wife Rosemary, Clarence Otte, Fritz Otte; three sisters, Gladys Roth and her husband Joseph, Dorothy Grither and her husband Andrew, Virginia Otte; one sister-in-law, Irene Otte; and one brother-in-law, Kenny Moore.
He had worked at Saberliner 44 years. He was avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, hunting and playing cards. He was an active volunteer with the Sacred Heart Parish, and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Sacred Heart Church in Ozora. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Sacred Heart Church. Rev. James Schaefer will officiate. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Ozora with military honors by VFW Post 2210. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Parish, Ozora Fire Department, or the Sarcoma Foundation of America.