J. Stanley Otte, age 76, of Columbus, Nebraska died Saturday, April 7, 2007 at the Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2007 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus with Reverend Joseph A. Miksch officiating. Visitation is 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation continues Thursday morning from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Burial is in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery with military honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.
J. Stanley Otte was born December 25, 1930 in Carroll, Nebraska to John and Opal (Miller) Otte. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1948. Stanley served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from March 1952 - February 1954. He married Arlene Luebbers on October 12, 1957 at Osmond, Nebraska. Stanley farmed for 12 years then did construction work. He then worked as custodian for the Columbus Schools until retiring in 1993. Arlene passed away on August 16, 1995. He later married Charleen Ray (Schneider) Jensen on December 7, 1996 in Cordova, Nebraska. Stanley was a member of St. Isidore Church, Hartman Post #84 American Legion, V.F.W. #3704 and served on the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee. His hobbies included photography, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by:
Wife: Charleen Otte of Columbus, NE
Son: Donald (Rae Ann) Otte of Columbus, NE
Son: Duane (Mary) Otte of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Kaye (Paul) Karmann of Columbus, NE
Step-Daughter: Barbara Dolber of York, NE
Step-Daughter: Cynthia Jensen of Gretna, NE
Sister: Marilyn (Robie) Nickels of Norfolk, NE
Brother: Wendel (Virgene) Otte of David City, NE
He was preceded by:
Parents: John and Opal Otte
First Wife: Arlene Otte