Floyd Otto, 82 of Newfolden, MN passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his residence.
A Memorial Service in honor of Floyd will be held at Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, MN, with Rev. Cathie Rhodes officiating. Internment will take place at a later date at the Beaver Cemetery, Beaver Township, Roseau County, MN.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service on Wednesday at the church.
Floyd Martin Otto was born September 26, 1937 at home on the farm near Warroad, MN the son of Martin and Alice (Streiff) Otto the oldest of nine children. He was baptized into the Christian faith. He attended country school through the eighth grade. Floyd then stayed home to work on the family farm.
In his early years, Floyd worked at the Warroad Fishery and drove milk truck around the Warroad area.
On October 13, 1956 Floyd met Mary Ann Tesarek in downtown Roseau. On May 4, 1957 the two were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church, Warroad, MN. To this union 3 children were born. The family first lived near Warroad for a couple of years, then his work in logging led them to International Falls and then on to Two Harbors, MN. In the spring of 1970 they purchased a farm near Holt, MN where they operated a dairy farm. Floyd also drove semi-truck in the early 1970’s. He retired in 1999 and then went to work for Lunke Farms seasonally for a few years.
Floyd and Mary were known for their old-time dancing and how they glided across the floor together on Saturday nights. Some of his favorite pastimes were bird watching, going to the casino, watching Westerns while drinking a tasty Windsor/coke, hunting, fishing, fishing and more fishing. He was especially devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren and again perfecting his practical jokes on them. There weren’t many people who were not touched by his humor and wit, and he usually left them laughing. Floyd can also be described as quiet, content, humble and hard working.
Floyd is survived by his children: Debbie (Charley) Parker – Mesa, AZ, Patty Wagner – Newfolden, MN, and John Otto – Mesa, AZ; grandchildren, Matthew (Alayna) Wagner – Ada, MN, Casey (Amanda) Wagner – Badger, MN, Willie (Catherine) Wagner – Stephen, MN, Tony (AJ Asmus) Wagner – Holt, MN, Nick Torrez – Marana, AZ, and Trevor Otto – Marana, AZ; great-grandchildren, Chloe & Kendall Wagner, Bryston, Brevyn & Brynleigh Srnsky, Brecklynn & Briggyn Wagner, and Laken Wagner; brothers-in-law, Frank (Sylvia) Tesarek, JR – Pencer, MN, William Tesarek – Pencer, MN and sisters-in-law, Blanche Otto – Gilbert, MN and Maria Killian – New York, NY; siblings, Betty & Don McConnell – Ruthton, MN, Gloria Tesarek – Pencer, MN, Martha & Eugene Krzoska – Pencer, MN, Valerie Otto – Warroad, MN, Martin Otto Jr. – Warroad, MN, Alice & Paul Hahn – Warroad, MN, and Allyn Otto -Warroad, MN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and family.
Preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary; parents; brother & sister-in-law, Bob & Emma Otto and brother, Philip Otto; brothers-in-law, Freddie Killian and Anton “Mike” Tesarek; son-in-law Roger Wagner; brother-in-law, James Otto; sisters-in-law, Adelle Tesarek & Donna Otto; niece, Cynthia Otto and nephew, Lyle Otto.
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