Melvin OTTO

OTTO Melvin Leo Otto of Lacombe passed away peacefully at the Lacombe Hospital after a short and courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the age of 76. Melvin was born on November 12, 1928 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. At the age of 18 he moved to Lacombe with his parents and 3 brothers. Melvin subsequently began farming with his wife Enid and family. He continued farming in the Lakeside area for over 50 years. Melvin loved going to auction sales, collecting antique tractors and enjoyed memberships in the Antique Tractor and Lapidary clubs. He was also a snow bird. Melvin and Enid looked forward to going to Arizona most winters. His special enjoyment was being with family and friends – his eyes lit up when he knew someone was coming to visit. He was truly a gentle human being. Melvin will be sadly missed by his wife Enid, daughter Judy Frank, son Blaine, daughter-in-law Joy, and his four grandchildren, Nicholas Frank, Lindsay, Jamie and Ryan Otto. He is also survived by brothers Lewis, Stanley (Barbara) and Vern (Jean), sister-in-law Margaret Jardine and Jean (Don) O’Neill, brother-in-law David Jardine (Doris) and many nieces and nephews. Melvin was predeceased by his father Alexander, mother Christina Otto and baby sister Betty. Funeral services will be held from Wilson’s Funeral Chapel Lacombe on Saturday January 22, 2005 at 1:30 P.M. Cremation has been entrusted to Central Alberta Crematorium. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #101, 5208-53 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 5K2. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to: (Subject: Otto) WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL Serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. (403) 782-3366 (403) 843-3388. "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"

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