EAST TROY |
Bruce M. Otto
March 20, 1936 ó June 26, 2016
Bruce M. Otto, 80, of East Troy and Bonita Springs, Fla., died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his East Troy home. He was born on March 20, 1936, in Tomah, the son of Ralph and Elizabeth (nee Richette) Otto.
He was a 1954 graduate of Tomah High School and received his bachelorís degree from Carroll University in 1958. In 1964, he received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Ohio State. He was vice president at Amoco for many years. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of Lake Beulah Yacht Club and Trout Unlimited. Bruce had many hobbies including playing tennis, golfing, boating, flower gardening, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren and attending their events. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, where he volunteered at the church thrift shop. He spent many hours volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs, Fla.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Evelyn of East Troy, along with their children Jennifer (Dan) Wade of Grafton, Michael (Diane) Otto of Langhorne, Pa., and Peter (significant other Suling Huang and her daughter Ashley Guo) Otto of Naperville, Ill. He was the dear grandfather of Jeffrey and Alexandra Wade of Grafton and Abigail Otto of Langhorne, Pa. He is further survived by his brother Doug (Debbie) Otto of Lakewood, N.J., and Bonita Springs; sister Jean (the late Steve) Abbott of Sparta; sisters-in-law Edythe (Richard) Conway of Ithaca, N.Y., Genevieve Hall of Amelia Island, Fla., and Dottie (Jim) Watson of Mukwonago; and beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Joan Evans.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 6, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the 2:00 p.m. memorial service at First Congregational Church of Mukwonago, 231 Roberts Drive, Mukwonago, WI 53149.
Memorials are appreciated to Carroll University Chemistry Department, 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or Habitat for Humanity, 9080 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.