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JEFFREY LYNN OTTE
Jeffrey Lynn Otte, age 56, of Crane Hill, AL, formerly of Clark Co., MO, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at his home of a massive heart attack.
Jeff was born July 22, 1955 at Quincy, IL, a son of Chester and Darlene Jacobs Otte.
He married Cindy Schreck and they were the parents of two daughters, Danielle and Beth.
On November 23, 2007, he and his high school sweetheart, Shirley Jinkens Doyle, were united in marriage in St. Louis.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of Crane Hill, AL; his parents, Darlene Otte of Kahoka, MO and Chester and Helen Otte of Hannibal, MO; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Chubbs Frazier of St. Louis, MO and Winnie and JoAnn Jinkens of El Dorado Springs, MO; two daughters, Danielle (Mrs. Jason) Scrupps of Ritzville, WA and Beth (Mrs. Chris) Seeger of Boise, ID; a step-son Caleb (Rebecca) Doyle of Shelbyville, KY; six grandchildren: Brian Seeger, Tyler Seeger, Zackary Seeger, Madeline Scrupps, Emily Scrupps and Jacob Scrupps; three brothers, Bruce (Cindy) Otte of Stuart, FL, Ed (Deborah) Otte of Canton, MO and Darin (Pattie) Otte of Troy, MO; four sisters, Kathy Gerhardt of Matawan,NJ, Pam (Mrs. Tim) Edkin of Anderson, SC, Joann (Mrs. Joe) Brewer of Kahoka,MO and Mary (Mrs. Rob) Brooks of Alexandria, MO; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Neil Jinkens of St. Louis, MO and Pam (Mrs. Brady) Rimes of Crane Hill, AL; aunts and uncle: Evelyn Uhlmeyer, Dorothy Kirchner and Marilyn Otte, all of Kahoka, MO and Robert and Mary Ann Otte of Canton, MO; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Jeff was a 1973 graduate of Clark Co. R-1 High School in Kahoka. Jeff loved being outdoors. He loved camping, fishing, hunting and had started his own landscape business just to spend more time in nature. He was a jack of all trades and could use his hands to do anything. He was an excellent carpenter, following in his grandfather Jacobs' footsteps. He was also an excellent mechanic. He used all of these qualities in his adventures through life which eventually led to his retirement on a lake in Crane Hill. He was passionate about his children and grandchildren. He loved being retired and spending time with his wife and family.
Memorial services were held Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka, MO with Pastor Marie Paterik officiating. A memorial will be established.
Local arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home.
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