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Donald E. "Don" Otto

February 8, 1951 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 69)


Donald E. Otto, 69 of Bellevue died on Sunday March 8, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends following a long battle with lung cancer.

Don was born on February 8, 1951 in Battle Creek to Bernard and Joyce (Oaster) Otto. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1969. Don served in the Army Reserves from 1971-1977.  On December 28, 2001 he married Martha ”Marty” Lennon.

Don worked for Grand Trunk Rail Road for many years and he retired in 1991. He also served on the Bellevue Fire Department for 16 years and 8 of those years as Assistant Fire Chief. Don enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, hunting, and fishing.  He was the assistant coach for the Bellevue High School Girls Softball Team for several years. Don also enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He loved family get together's especially time spent with his nieces and nephews.

Don is survived by his wife Marty of Bellevue; father Bernard Otto of Bellevue; son Dan Otto of Bellevue; two granddaughters; brother Michael (Mary) Otto of Delton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother Joyce; and siblings Gary Otto and Steve Otto.

A memorial service will take place at 11am on Thursday March 12, 2020 at the Bellevue United Methodist Church, 122 West Capital, Bellevue.  Family will gather with friends following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall for a luncheon until 2pm.  A private family interment will take place at Bellevue Riverside Cemetery. Family requests memorial contributions be made to the Bellevue Fire Department or to Eaton Community Palliative Care Home. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services.  Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook at

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Memorial Service
March 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Bellevue United Methodist Church
122 W. Capital Avenue
Bellevue, MI

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