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Phyllis Otto

May 5, 1928 — January 15, 2023

Phyllis J. Otto, 94, Gackle, ND, passed away, January 15,2023, at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

Phyllis was born, May 5, 1928, in Jamestown, ND, the daughter of Art and Blanch (Miska) Tranmer. She began her education in Cleveland, ND, until the family moved to Gackle. Here Phyllis continued her education and graduated from Gackle High School, in 1946. Upon graduating, she began working at the Gackle Post Office, as a clerk. She continued working with the Postal Service for the next 31 years.

Phyllis and Oliver Otto were united in marriage on February 9,1952, in Bismarck, ND. They made their home in Gackle, where following the death of Oliver, on July 30,2015, Phyllis continued to live.

Phyllis attended Grace Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, cooking, baking, doing word and jigsaw puzzles and just being in her home.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Jenneice (Myron) Sommerfeld, Carol (Curt) Glasoe, Russell (Gwen) Geiszler, Deb (Neil) Schott, Sandra (Dick) Dale, Janet (Mark) Wiese, Kim (Jon) Forrest, Lance (Doug) Dockter and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her cousin/sister, June Lawrence.




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