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April 25, 1939 – Saturday, January 9, 2016

Service Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church; Buffalo, MN
Thursday; January 14, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday; January 13, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

James Edward Otten, age 76 of Buffalo, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 9, 2016. Jim was born April 25, 1939 on the family farm in Buffalo to Fred and Ella (LaPlant) Otten, the youngest of 14 children.

He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at St. Francis in Buffalo, MN. Jim landscaped at Otten Brothers for 50 years. He also farmed and loved ice fishing, playing mini-golf, and enjoyed his job. His favorite thing was being with his family and friends.

On June 29, 1974, James Edward Otten and Janice Marie Larson were united in marriage in Mound, MN.

Jim is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice; children, Geno (Linda) Otten, Shannon Olson (Mike Anderson), Donny (Betty) Otten, Joleen (Dale) Olson; step-children, Joe (Beth) Barker, Jim (Geneva) Barker, Ann Barker, Jason (Melissa) Barker; grandchildren, Lacey, Molly, Chad, Jenna, Tyler, Brett and Zane; step-grandchildren, Jerrod, Cole (Morgan), Katie, Kenny (Ashley), Brianna, Devon; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rosie Muckenhirn, Fritz Otten; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation for Jim will be held Wednesday, January 13 from 4 to 8 PM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN. Further visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 14 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN with Father Nathaniel Meyers officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Buffalo, MN.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, MN. 763-682-1363.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Arlis Block

    Sorry for your loss, Jan and family. Will miss seeing him at Cub and other places.

  2. Cheryl Krueger

    Jim will be missed by so many. I know that I’ll miss seeing him each and every time I make my trip Minnesota. I love him dearly. Nana (that’s what he called me)

  3. Scott Stenseth

    Lots of good memories of Me, Geno and Jim on the farm. Always really liked him. He will be missed.

  4. Kathy Ott

    To Shannon;
    Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and extend my heartfelt sympathy.


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