Hugh A. Otten, 85

Hugh A. Otten of Racine, formerly of Barton, died on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at age 85. He was born on Feb. 8, 1923, in Barton to the late Anthony H. and Cecelia M. (Henry) Otten.

After graduating from West Bend High School, he enlisted in the United States Army. Following his discharge, he returned to Wisconsin and attended the University of Wi s c o n s i n - O s h ko s h where he received his teaching certificate. He taught at Slinger High School, and for 35 years was a teacher at Racine St. Catherine’s High School, retiring in the early 1990s.

In addition to teaching, he enjoyed playing cards, spending time in northern Wisconsin and loved to travel the country by car.

He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Society at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish in West Bend.

Survivors include one brother, Eugene (Susan) of West Bend; one sister Rose Ann (Charles) Hunt of Suwanee, Ga.; two sisters-in-law, Janet Otten of Slinger and Elizabeth "Betty" Otten of West Bend; one brother-in-law, Dale King of Colgate; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Gaedtke and Mary King; and two brothers, Sylvester and Leo.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Moran and Fr. Robert Bales presiding.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery (old).

The family will greet relatives and friends at the church only on Friday from 1 until 2 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family, www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.