Otto Jacob Riedlinger
He was born Feb. 11, 1930, in McIntosh, S.D., to John and Emma Renz Riedlinger. He attended schools until the eighth grade at Paul Elementary. He married Donna Lea Hagar on Sept. 12, 1954, in Paul, Idaho.
Otto served in the Army in the Korean War. He was the assistant supervisor for the Minidoka County Highway District and served 55 years on the West End Fire Department. He had the honor of being nominated for Firefighter of the Year in 2001. Otto also served with the American Legion Post 77 for 31 years, holding several positions. He was on the Paul City Council for 18 years and was a member of the planning and zoning committee and a member of the NRA. He was a member of the Paul Baptist Church and also sang in the Snake River Flats. He loved to sing and spend time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Kenny and Teresa Riedlinger of Paul, Teresa and Jim Corr of Rupert, and Glenda and Norman McCann of Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren, Sean and Nickol Corr of Paul, Kayla and Keith Goodsell of Rupert, Jenny McCann of Winter Park, Fla., Christopher McCann of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Amanda and Bryan Flett of Portland, Ore., and Brittany McCann of Lakeland, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Daxton and Wyatt Goodsell and Danlka Corr; sisters, Alvina Praegitzer, Christina Jennings and Caroline Davis; brother, Herbert Riedlinger; brother-in-law, Bill Jennings, all of Paul; also several nieces, nephews and cousins; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; four sisters, Lorena Comstock, Alma Requa, Leona Connor and Betty Jennings: and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Donations may be contributed to the Paul Baptist Church or the NRA.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Paul Baptist Church, 25 North St. in Paul, Idaho. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Paul Cemetery, with military rites under the direction of the Paul American Legion Post 77.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Home in Draper, Utah; directors Joel Heward, and Larry and Arvin Hansen.