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March 16, 1943 – Sunday, February 23, 2014

Service Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN
Saturday, March 1, 2014
12 Noon

Visitation Information
Friday, February 28th, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Elizabeth Frances “Liz” Otten, age 70, of rural Buffalo passed away on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 at The Buffalo Hospital.

She was born on March 16, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the daughter of Theodore “Ted” & Mary Robich Schlosser. She graduated in 1961 from Hoyt Lakes High School.

On November 24, 1962, Elizabeth F. Schlosser and Vernon N. Otten were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with five children.

She enjoyed her family, attending her grandchildren’s activities, and extended family gatherings. After working many years at Lawn King in Corcoran she started Liz’s Hostas. Other things that made her happy were flowers, gardening, going to Gold’s Gym, the pool, and socializing with her friends.

She was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.

Survived by her husband of fifty-one years: Vernon N. Otten; children: Barbara (Scott) Ramsdell of Dayton, Brenda (Bill) Jordan of Maple Lake, Tina (Chris) Gregory of Champlin, Tracey (Clark) Kleppe of Goodyear, Arizona and Todd (Missy) Otten of Buffalo ;Tyrell, Angie, and Jennifer Ramsdell, Davey, Krissy, and Justin Manz, Miranda and Scott Jordan, Christopher and Cameron Kleppe, Mikey and Brandon Otten, two great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Ted Schlosser Jr., Robert Schlosser, Barbara Schlosser, Elaine Bussinger and Mary Bartlett; other relatives and friends.

Preceeded in death by her parents: Theodore & Mary Schlosser and sister Veronica Henry.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Elizabeth “Liz” Otten will be held on Saturday, March 1st at 12 Noon at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Father David Hennen will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Mark’s Cemetery-Pelican Lake.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 28th from 4-8 P.M. at the church. Further visitation will be held on Saturday morning, March 1st on hour prior to Mass at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Mikey Otten, Brandon Otten, Angie Ramsdell, Miranda Jordan, Scotty Jordan, Christopher Kleppe, and Cameron Kleppe.

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. becky rolfzen

    I love you. Rest in peace, Liz.

  2. Christine Riggs McCombs

    Otten family; I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw your Mom and Dad in October. I have so many fond memories of your mom. She was always so much fun taking us to 4H, the fair, and Apple River. You are very lucky to have had her as your mom and wife. Take care during this difficult time. I will always think of Liz as a second mother to me.

  3. Rita Galvin Quigley

    May God grant you all peace as you say goodbye to your Mom. Hold your memories close to your heart and always remember she lives on in you and your children. Peace and comfort to you during this time. Love, the Quigleys

  4. Michelle Kocak

    Dear Barb and Brenda and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Debbie Yanta

    I am so sorry to hear the loss of Liz, she was the most kind and wonderful person. She was my boss at lawn king and a very dear friend, we all called her the hosta queen , she knew her hosta’s! And she always could make me laugh, also worked with her at the tree farm making decoration to set by the entrance at Christmas time. I have so many wonderful memories of her that I will carry in my heart, and I am so honored that I got to know her. The hosta garden up in heaven will be more beautiful now that Liz is there taking care of it. Bless Vern and the family with comfort in this very sad time .

  6. Doug & Pat Cook

    Vern & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  7. Pat Cook

    I will always cherish all the wonderful memories of the time spent with Liz at her hosta sales and family get togethers. She was a very generous and loving lady.

  8. Nila Bursheim (Raisanen)

    Sorry to hear of the loss of such a dear lady. Liz was such a friendly and bubbly person when you’d see her. She would make frequent visits to Mc Donald’s where she would sit and visit with my mom. So sorry for your loss and may you lean on Christ for comfort at this time.

  9. Jessica Weldele Handt

    Todd and Otten family. I am so sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  10. Diane Riggs Denny

    I am so sorry for your loss. Liz was such a vibrant, warm lady, always smiling. She will be missed.

  11. Roxie Davis

    One day I saw a sign “hostas for sale” and followed it to the Otten farm. Yes, the plants were lovely but what I really enjoyed was sitting and talking with Liz. I returned every year for that conversation (and a few hosta. I’ll miss you Liz. Garden in peace.

  12. Linda Faue Hayes

    Sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady. She will always be in my heart. I got to really know her from Mcdonalds.


    My sincerest condolences go out to Vern and his children on the loss of Liz. I knew her from church and used to call her for the prayer chain. May she rest in peace.


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