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Marjorie Otis


Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Marjorie Otis, 78, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, October 30, at her home.

She was born on March 3, 1935, in Cedar Glades, Arkansas to Alfred and Angie (Murders) Adams. In her early childhood, Marjorie moved with her family from Arkansas to Twain Harte, California and later to Pine Grove, California, where she met Howard Otis while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. Marjorie and Howard were married on April 10,1954, in Winona, Minn. Marjorie was a career Navy wife and mother, living all over the Continental U.S., Hawaii and Guam. She and her family last lived in Rosemount and Burnsville, Minn. prior to moving to Rushford in 1982. Marjorie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rushford. She enjoyed bluegrass music, bird watching and canning.

Marjorie is survived by her husband, Howard; three children: David Lee Otis of Mabel, Minn., Paul (Tammy) Otis of Pine City, Minn., and Annette Zillhart of Rosemount, Minn.; seven grandchildren: Mindy, John, James, Joshua, Jessica (fiancé, Ashok Saihgal), Christina and Nathan; and five siblings: Evelyn, Joel, J.D., Johnny and Jimmy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters in infancy, Deborah and Karen; granddaughter, Alyssa; one brother and two sisters.

The funeral service was on Saturday, November 9, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford with the Rev. Kristin Rice officiating. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rushford.

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