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STEPHEN MICHAEL OTTE
Stephen Michael Otte, age 57, of Kahoka, MO, died peacefully early Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at his home surrounded by family.
Steve was born December 6, 1953, at Keosauqua, IA, a son of Junior Edward and Marilyn McWilliams Otte.
On June 9, 1979 he married Jennifer Bradley in Keokuk, IA.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer, of Kahoka; his mother, Marilyn Otte of Kahoka; mother-in-law, Iva Bradley, also of Kahoka; two sons, Tannan and Timothy Otte, both of Kahoka; two daughters, Kourtney Otte of Kahoka and Kaley Otte of Kahoka and her fiancÃ©, Charlie Weeks of Hannibal, MO; two brothers, David (Debbie) Otte of Kahoka and Neil (Kim) Otte of New Market, AL; a sister, Chris (Mrs. Earl) Finkler of Medford, WI; nieces and nephews: Sara (Mrs. Michael) Atherton and their children Anna, Abby, Joshua, Julia and Micah, of Denver, CO, Jared (Rejeana) Otte of Waukee, IA, Leah Otte of Salem, MO; Jachin Otte of Kahoka, and Kyle, Quinn and Chay Otte of New Market, AL; aunts and uncles: Evelyn Uhlmeyer and Dorothy Kirchner, both of Kahoka, Chester and Helen Otte of Hannibal, Robert and Mary Ann Otte of Canton, Darlene Otte of Kahoka, Richard and Mary Joy McWilliams of Revere, Celia McWilliams of Revere and Norma McWilliams of West Plains, MO; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Junior, in February of 1994; father-in-law, Darrell Bradley; aunt and uncles: Irene and Roy Smith, John Uhlmeyer, Lester Kirchner, Don McWilliams and Doug McWilliams.
Steve was a faithful member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Kahoka. He had served as Worship Leader, Youth Leader, Sunday School teacher and was involved in the Jail Ministry. He and Jennifer and children were members of the Lay Renewal Team and he was also the music minister.
For 15 years Steve served the county as a member of the Clark Co. R-1 School Board, was past President of the Clark Co. Farm Bureau and served on its' legislative board for a number of years. He farmed and logged all of his life and did custom combining.
He was proud of his children and of their strong faith he and Jennifer worked hard to
instill. He was a friend, a leader, and most of all a testimony to others in the way he lived his life of the gospel message.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Kahoka with words of comfort by Mr. Tom Pearson, Mr. Kenny Sowers, Dr. Michael Atherton and Dr. Lonnie Nelson.
Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Memorials in his memory will be established.
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