Harold William Eric Otto
Date of Birth
June 5, 1926
Ceresco, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 14, 2014
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Thursday, February 20, 2014 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion Post #82 and VFW Post #4502


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In Care of the Family

Harold William Eric Otto, 87, of Memphis NE, “Bought the Farm” peacefully on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE. Harold was born June 5th, 1926 in Ceresco, NE to Bill and Lizzie (Juds) Otto. He attended District 16 country school. Harold joined the U.S. Marines and served his country in WWII until he was honorably discharged in 1946. Harold met the love of his life, Darlene Mae Anderson, and they were married on September 15th, 1946 in Wahoo, NE. Harold was by all definitions a Cowboy and managed feed lots for many years in Saunders County, including Indian Creek Cattle Co for 15 years until his retirement.

Harold was a member of the Ashland VFW Post #9776. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Hunting big and small game was a hobby of his and his dream came true in Alaska when he was able to hunt his brown bear. Harold was a great wood crafter and an amazing dancer. He enjoyed whiskey and his warm beer. He was excellent at riding bulls and horses in rodeos and camping with his family was something he cherished. Harold enjoyed the simple things in life and was loved by so many.

Harold is survived by his soul mate of 67 years, Darlene Otto; children Ken Otto of Memphis, NE and Vicki (Shawn Campbell) Wittstruck of Ashland, NE; grandchildren, LaWanna (Stacey) Subbert, Lisa (Mike) Jaskulski, Stacy Otto, Gloria Otto, Kylie (Chris) Williams and Chance Otto; great-grandchildren Jacob and Hannah Subbert, Dustin, Dylan and Dakota Jaskulski, Brylie and Addysen Williams; sisters Bernice Wiese and Virginia Johnson; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and beloved friends.

Preceded in death by sons, Robert and Daryl Otto; grandson, Robert Otto Jr.; parents, Bill and Lizzie Otto; brothers, Ralph and Don Otto.


Condolences for Harold William Eric Otto
  1. Julie Wittstruck (neice)
    • February 16, 2014 - 10 years ago

    “THOSE WE HOLD MOST DEAR NEVER TRULY LEAVE US….THEY LIVE ON IN THE KINDNESS THEY SHOWED, THE COMFORT THEY SHARED, AND THE LOVE THEY BROUGHT INTO OUR LIVES. ~Author Unknown I shall reflect on these words in celebration of your life. You will be missed and loved always, Uncle Harold.

  2. Fritz and Marilynne
    • February 24, 2014 - 10 years ago

    our sympathy to Harold’s family, especially his sisters and grandchildren whom we knew well.
    Fritz and Marilynne Bergman

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