Otto Deffner

Otto Deffner of Dousman, formerly of Glendale, was carried by angels to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on November 15, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carole; his parents Oscar and Elsie Deffner; and his brother Alvin Deffner.

Otto was the loving husband of Carole for 44 years and cherished father of Michael (Kristen) Deffner and Jennifer (Michael) Johnston. He was the loving grandpa of Lillian and Susan Johnston, and Leah and Robert Deffner. He is further survived by his loving brothers and sister, Norman (Jan) Deffner, Marvin (Joanne) Deffner, Roger (Louda) Deffner, and Elaine (Thomas) Disch; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Elaine Rosner. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Otto enjoyed family gatherings, golfing with friends, working outside and watching the stock market. Otto worked for Langer Roofing for many years before retiring as vice president in January 1999.

Visitation will be held today, November 19, from 4-5 pm with a service at 5 pm, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 470 N. Oak Crest Drive, Wales. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, 4710 North Troy St., Wausau, WI 54403, on Friday, November 20, with visitation from 10-11am and service at 11am in the Restlawn Chapel with burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated in Otto’s memory to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Otto Deffner Memorial (principal building debt), 470 N. Oak Crest Drive, Wales, WI 53183.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit