Joan C. Otto, 77, Jasper

jOAN OTTOJoan C. Otto, 77, of Jasper, died Friday (September 27) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born February 8, 1936, in Ireland, to Anthony and Regina (Hopf) Hurst. She married Leo Otto May 5, 1956. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2007.

Joan was a homemaker and sold Avon products. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality of Precious Blood. She also volunteered with childcare at Precious Blood and with the Prayer Line. She enjoyed camping and riding her bicycle.

Surviving are two sons, Ken and Ron Otto, Jasper; two daughters, Diane Fromme and husband Randy, English, and Sharon Otto, Jasper, who was her caregiver; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Eugene Hurst.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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