James A. Otto, 64, Bismarck, died, Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at his home after a short battle with cancer. Jim's funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Perry Funeral Home, Mandan, with the Rev. Darrel Aleson officiating. Bur...
James A. Otto, 64, Bismarck, died, Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at his home after a short battle with cancer.
Jim's funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Perry Funeral Home, Mandan, with the Rev. Darrel Aleson officiating.
Burial is in Mandan Union Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation is from 1-8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2007, at Perry Funeral Home, with a time of sharing at 7 p.m.
Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Jim was born on Oct. 21, 1942, in rural Elgin, to Andrew A. and Ida (Iszler) Otto. He was raised and educated in Burt and Mott.
On June 27, 1970, he married Virginia Hopfauf in Bismarck. Jim worked for J & S Mobile Homes, was an over-the-road trucker and worked for various area construction companies.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and bingo. He was a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings; but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his former wife and companion, Virginia, Bismarck; two daughters, Kristi (Jason) Schiermeister, Mandan, and Annie Otto (Troy Clark), Bismarck; two sons, Scott Otto, Bismarck, and Keith (Kris) Otto, Mandan; five step-children, Debbie (Gary) Petermann, Mandan, Val (James) Ronquillo, Billings, Mont., Lois (Dan) Keller, Mandan, Briant (Kim) Hopfauf, Wheatland, Wyo., and Rick (Debbie) Hopfauf, Rockwall, Texas; two sisters, Viola Fried, Elgin, Delores (Larry) Schlosser, Mott; 15 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Jacob and Benjamin Otto, J.R. Petermann, Skylor and Alex Otto, Ricki Otto, Krissa and Ben Ferderer, Rhiannan Bacon, Joshua and Billy Hopfauf, and Stacia, Nicholas and Jonathan Ronquillo, Sarah Keller; two great-grandsons, Tyller and Austin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Tony Vlahovich; one brother, Bill; and brother-in-law, Herbert Fried.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Medcenter One doctors and Medcenter One Hospice staff.
(Perry Funeral Home, Mandan)