Vernon F. Otto


Vernon F. Otto, age 91 of Alhambra, IL, died Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL.

He was born on Friday, May 18, 1928, in Alhambra, IL, the son of Fred and Florence (nee Hencke) Otto.

He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ; Salem Brotherhood; American Legion Post 1147-Alhambra; ATA; Alhambra Fire Department; and Alhambra Community Club.

He was born at Leef Township SE of Alhambra. He grew up outside of Grantfork, IL, and helped on the family farm. He was very proud of his service with the US Army; active duty during the Korean War, from Jan 1951 to Jan 1953. He was the acting Postmaster from March 31, 1953 to April 1, 1954; then he became the Postmaster of the Alhambra Post Office. He retired from the Post Office on June 29, 1990. He was a Cub and Boy Scout leader in Alhambra and the treasurer for many years for the town of Alhambra. He was an avid camper, gardener, farmer, raised cattle, traveled, wintered in Donna, TX and enjoyed eating out.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Mary E. (Dan) Reinhardt, Alhambra, IL
Son – Michael S. (Mia) Otto, Alhambra, IL
Daughter – Dawna (Jim) Mize, Alhambra, IL
Step Son – Michael Malikowski
Step Daughter – Nancy (Bob) Kleve
Step Daughter – Jackie (Mark) Klemmer
Step Daughter – Susan Malikowski
Step Son – Steven Malikowski
Grandchild – Russ (Amanda) Reinhardt
Grandchild – Andy (Jenn) Mize
Grandchild – Amanda Mize
Grandchild – Craig Otto
Grandchild – Scott Otto
Grandchild – Keirah Aquinaldo
Great Grandchild – Beatrice Reinhardt
Great Grandchild – Eddie Mize
Great Grandchild – Vinnie Mize
Step Grandchild – Darcy (Cody) Marsolek
Step Grandchild – Scott (Amy) Kleve
Step Grandchild – Andy (Mandee) Wheece
Step Grandchild – Angie (significant other-Ryan Durose) Wheece
Step Grandchild – Krista (Charlie) Cummings
Step Grandchild – Cory Klemmer
Step Great Grandchild – Cole Marsolek
Step Great Grandchild – Brodi Marsolek
Step Great Grandchild – Alex Wheece
Step Great Grandchild – Aren Wheece
Step Great Grandchild – Ari Wheece
Step Great Grandchild – Logan Wheece
Step Great Grandchild – Clayton Cummings
Step Great Grandchild – Quinn Cummings
Brother In-law – Russell Jones, Florida,
Sister-In-law – Shirley Otto, Edwardsville, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Fred J. Otto
Mother – Florence H. Otto (nee Hencke)
Step Mother – Frieda Jones
1st Wife – Barbara J. Otto (nee Jones)
(Married-1/22/1953) (Died 12/05/1994)
2nd Wife – Agnes W. Malikowski Otto (nee Wenderski) – (Married-9/23/1995) (Died-11/9/2010)
Grandchild – Danny Lee Reinhardt – Died 12/30/1993
Step Grandchild – Jody Kleve
Brother – Warren Otto
Sister-In-law – Carole Jones.

Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary, Alhambra, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL,

Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to In Lieu of Flowers:
Salem Cemetery; Hitz Memorial Home or Vitas Hospice.

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