Franklin Otten - February 27, 2013
Funeral services for Franklin Otten, age 84, of Pilger, were held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Zion St. John Lutheran Church, rural Wisner. Interment was in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wisner.
Franklin passed away Feb. 20 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Survivors include his wife, Christa Otten of Pilger; children and their families: Emily Bowden of Tyler, TX and Rod Bowden of Flint, TX and daughters Rebekah and Andrea; Kristine and Ken Schneider of Monument, CO and children Jonathan, Elisabeth, Benjamin, and Elijah; Philip and Lisa Otten of Pilger and children Jakob, Levi, Rachel, and Lily; Nicholas and Julie Otten of Omaha and children Emily and Justin; brothers: Clemens and Dixie Otten of Greensboro, NC; Fred and Judith Otten of Norfolk; Arnold Otten of York; John and Mary Anne Otten of Rudyard, MI; sisters: Gertrude and Mel Clausen of Greeley, CO; Doris and Dick Benal of Colon; Mary and Stan Henderson of Waukee, IA; brother-in-law, Abb Taylor of Meridian, ID; sister-in-law, Magdalene Otten of Wisner. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Martin Otten, one sister, Ruth Taylor and one sister-in-law, Gail Otten.