September 13, 1934 – Saturday, February 8, 2014
St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo
Thursday, February 13, 2014
AT THE CHURCH
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Bernard Nicholas Otten, age 79, of rural Buffalo passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on September 13, 1934 in Buffalo Township, Wright County the son of Fred & Ellen (LaPlant) Otten.
Bernard lived his entire life on his family’s homestead.
He honorably served his Country in The United States Army Reserves.
On June 19, 1957, Bernard Otten and Jeanette Zitzloff were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with eight children.
Bernard was employed for fifty plus years at Otten Brothers Nursery doing landscaping. He also enjoyed farming on the family’s homestead in Buffalo Township.
He was also fond of playing cards, being a family man and liked to hunt and fish with his brothers, brothers in law, and sons in his younger years.
Bernard was a faithful, life-long member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. He was a man of great faith!
Survived by his loving wife of fifty six years: Jeanette Otten; children: Duane Otten of Boerne, Texas, Art (Tammy) Otten of Buffalo, Kenny Otten of Rockford, Mary Ellen (Robert) Klatt, Carol Anderson, Lois (Bob) Pahl and Marilyn Otten all of Buffalo and Matt (Kristin) Otten of Boerne, Texas; twelve grandchildren: Dale (Jessica) Otten, Michelle Otten, Nichol Otten, Jessica Otten, Heather (Carl) Olson, Heidi Klatt, Jenny (Bryan) Bernas, Megan (Justin) Zwieg, Ryan Pahl, Jordan Pahl, Alex Pahl and Madison Otten; ten great grandchildren: Evan, Hannah, Owen, Haylie, Tyler, Chance, Madison, Aidan, Gage and Tyson; brothers: Fritz Otten, Dick Otten and Jim Otten; sisters: Marion Muckenhirn and Rose Muckenhirn; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, six brothers: Leo Otten, Ed Otten, Leonard Otten, Bert Otten, Joe Otten and Bob Otten, two sisters: Emily Gilles and Adeline Dalbec, and by a son-in-law: Harley Anderson.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard Otten will be held on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. Father David Hennen will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 12th from 4-8 P.M. at St. Francis Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, February 13th one hour prior to Mass.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be grandchildren: Dale Otten, Michelle Otten, Nichol Otten, Jessica Otten, Heather Olson, Heidi Klatt, Jenny Bernas, Megan Zwieg, Ryan Pahl, Jordan Pahl, Alex Pahl, and Madison Otten.
Casket Bearers will be Denny Muckenhirn, Gary Muckenhirn, Geno Otten, Mike Otten, Rick Otten, and Walter Otten.