OTTE, Joseph R., 94, of Cameron, WV, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at home.
He was born September 8, 1918 in Marshall County, WV a son of the late Richard J. and Mamie Hazlett Otte.
Mr. Otte was a farmer and retired employee of the former Allied and Olin Chemical Co.; a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of WWII; a member of the Knights of Columbus Post #1907, the American Legion, the VFW Post 3655, McMechen, the Farm Bureau and St. Jude Catholic Church, Glen Dale, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers; a brother, Thomas L. Otte; a sister, Mary Ruth Otte.
Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Thelma G. Chambers Otte; a son, Richard (Barbara) Otte, of Proctor, WV; four daughters, Patricia (Richard) Foster of IN, Rebecca (Ronald) Yoho of Cameron, Caroline (David) Pentzien of Indianapolis, IN, and Nancy (Gary) Cunningham of Moundsville, WV; a brother, Hubert C. "Bud" (Jane) Otte of Glen Dale; a sister, Gladys "Betty" Key of Glen Dale; six grandchildren, Holly (Pete) West, Stacey Vande Linde, Cynthia Vande Linde, Leah Yoho, Joey Yoho and Jessica Otte; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville where a vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2012 at St. Jude Catholic Church with Rev. Ranjan Ekka, TOR as celebrant.
Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV, with military honors presented by the Moundsville Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Ave., Glen Dale, WV, 26038.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyer.com.