ROY L. OTTORoy L. Otto passed away suddenly on Thursday, Sept. Sept. 13, 2012.
Roy L. Otto passed away suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
He was born Aug. 15, 1929 in Browerville, Minn to Charles and Sophie Otto. At the age of 12, Roy moved with his family to Duluth.
He joined the Navy in 1951 and served until 1953 on the USS Lewis DE-535. Roy was awarded the Medal of Valor for saving the life of a pilot who had crash landed into the Pacific Ocean. He also received the National Defense Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, the Korean Service Ribbon (One Star), and the United Nations Service Medal. Roy served the City of Duluth as a police officer for 24 years before retiring in 1985. He was member of St. James Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, White Earth Indian Reservation, and the City of Duluth Police Retirees. Roy was blessed to be very active in his retirement and enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting sporting clays, and spending time with his family and numerous friends. He will be greatly missed by many.
Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Marlus; parents, Charles and Sophie Otto; brother, James (Roberta) Otto; sister, Darlene (Al) Cebulla; his three daughters, Susan Mattson, Cheryl Chartier, and Jill Otto; and granddaughter, Karri Chartier.
He is survived by his sons, Charles (Janet) Otto and Michael (Deb) Otto; sisters, Kathy (Bruce) Allen and Charlene (Tom) Ellig; grandchildren, Otto Mattson, Joe Otto, Jamie Otto, Ryan Chartier, Katie Danielson, Aaron Chartier, and Martha Chartier; and many great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Roy is also survived by the Nephew family, Dale, Mary Beth, Kathy, Paul, Bobby, and Judy who were all like family to him.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave, 624-5200.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in St. James Catholic Church, 715 N 57th Ave W, Duluth.
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