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Laura June Ottow

June 20, 1923 January 13, 2016
Laura June Ottow
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Laura June Ottow (Derpinghaus) went to her eternal resting place on January 13, 2016 at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Home in Menasha. She attended both Oconto Elementary School and High School. She graduated in 1941. Laura married the late Herbert Carl Ottow in April of 1942. While living in Oconto, Laura was a member of the Historical Society. She was also a member of the Rebekah’s Lodge, holding several positions including president. Laura was an avid sports enthusiast enjoying her beloved Packers, Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers. She enjoyed baking, gardening and family gatherings. She especially enjoyed baking the traditional Christmas cookies and preparing for the gathering at Papa’s House in Oconto with her sister. She worked as a Certified Nurses Aide at the Oconto Memorial Hospital for 19 years. Working primarily in the maternity and geriatrics ward. She enjoyed rocking the babies and talking with her elderly patients. Laura also worked at various stores in the Oconto area, including her sister’s store, Augustine Market.

Along with her parents and ex-husband she was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Augustine, nephew and niece James (Ruthann) Augustine, sisters-in-law, Annie Hansen and Buddy Ottow, brothers-in-law, Joseph Augustine, Irving Hansen, Ron Nisk, Bob Mainhardt and Albert Ottow. She is survived by her son, William (Sallie) Ottow, Menasha; granddaughter, Elizabeth “Beth” (Donald) Meverden, Menasha; nephew, Father Kenneth Augustine, Hales Corners; great niece, Lynn (Donald) Woo and her children: Michael, Kaitlyn, Jacob, and Megan, West Bend; sisters-in-law Alice Nisk, FL; and Erna Mainhardt, Manitowoc. Along with many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, form 9 to 11 AM Saturday, January 23, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Saturday at the funeral home with Fr. Kenneth Augustine officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Oakridge for all the loving care that they gave to Laura from September 2012 until her death.

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Visitation

Saturday

23

Jan

9:00 AM 1/23/2016 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/23/2016 11:00:00 AM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Jan

11:00 AM 1/23/2016 11:00:00 AM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Funeral service by Rev. Kenneth Augustine.

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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