Harold E. Otto
Harold E. Otto, 95, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2013.
Harold was born June 11, 1917 at Arcadia, Idaho to Charles and Lydia Otto. He was raised on a farm on the rim of the Snake River Canyon. He attended Appleton School and graduated from Jerome High School in 1937. He learned his mechanical skills from working on and repairing farm machinery. He worked for Ford Tractor Company for many years before leasing a Phillips 66 service station and later opening his own garage, Otto's Service. He worked in the tractor and car repair business for over 40 years.
He married Mary E. Kennedy in 1939. They were married for 60 years before she died in 1999.
Harold was a member of theFirst Christian Church where he was the caretaker of the church camp in the South Hills. He was a member of the Jerome Kiwanis Club. Harold enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, and after his retirement he spent many hours on the golf course.
Harold married Helen Patheal and the Patheal family included him as if he had always been family.
Harold was preceded in death by a younger brother, Ivan; a younger sister, Gertrude Jones Fowler; and a great grandson, Clayton Barnes. He is survived by his wife Helen and two daughters, Patricia Wineland (Bill) of Phoenix, AZ and Linda Moore of Fayetteville, NC. He is also survived by three step-children, Wayne (Pauline), Leroy (Pauline) Patheal and Ilene Myers of Jerome, ID; a sister, Charlotte Whiteus of Pocatello, ID; and a brother-in-law, Larry Kennedy (Clare) of Vancouver, WA. Harold is survived by four grandchildren, two step grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren.
Your pain and suffering are no more. You will be missed but your love will always be with us. Thanks for being a guiding light throughout your life~we love you dad.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m at the Free Will Baptist Church in Jerome under the care and direction of Demaray Robertson Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Jerome Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Jerome Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 810 S. Cleveland St. Jerome, ID 83338 or to a charity of your choice.