Karen Sue Otte

Born: Saturday, July 7th 1945 in Denver, Colorado
Died: Saturday, December 28th 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska
Age: 74 years, 5 months and 21 days
Memorials In Care Of
Otte Family or Donor's Choice
Visitation Time(s)

Thursday, January 2, 2020
from 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
at Volzke Funeral Home
(Family will greet friends
from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)
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Service: 10:30 am - Friday, January 3rd 2020
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE  68434
Officiating: Pastor David Rempfer
Honorary Casketbearers: Bryan Watson, Autumn Hallberg, Cheyenne Hartmann, Taylor Otte, Cassie Otte, Michael Otte
Inurnment: Seward Cemetery
Seward, Nebraska

Karen Sue Otte was born to Walter and Sally Roesner on July 7, 1945, in Denver, CO and passed away on December 28, 2019 at the age 74 years, 5 months and 21 days at Bryan East Heart Center in Lincoln, NE. Sue attended a Lutheran school from Elementary through High School in Denver and then went on to Northern Colorado College. On Thanksgiving 1964 she met her husband, Dennis Otte. In December 1964 they were engaged and in March of 1965, they were married and have had 54 years of friendship and love. They have two children, Andria (Jeff) Hallberg and Jeff (Cindy) Otte.
After they were married, Dennis & Sue moved to Lincoln where Sue became a beautician. They then moved back to Denver and Sue owned her own salon. They again moved back to Lincoln and Sue worked at Protective Fire Insurance Company then then Tenneco in Seward for 28 years. While working at Tenneco, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Concordia.
For a couple of years, Sue was a Stephen’s Minister at St. Johns Lutheran Church where she was a member. She loved working with her roses, playing games on her computer and avidly following her grandchildren’s activities. She also enjoyed her time with her friends at cardiac rehab.
Sue was an amazing fighter and her belief in God was unmatched. In her last year of life Sue overcame heart surgery and breast cancer. Her fighting spirit, and her absolute belief in and love for God and her husband kept her going against all odds. After another re-admission to the hospital, Sue felt that this time her spirit was being called home and it was time for her journey to end.
Preceding Sue in death was her parents; sister, Donna Roesner of Denver, CO; in-laws Ernest and Ocee Otte of Seward; brother-in-law, Dwayne Otte of Seward, NE. Left to share her memories are her husband, Dennis; children, Jeff (Cindy) Otte & Andi (Jeff) Hallberg; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Kathy Roesner; grandchildren, Scarlett (Charles) Hickle, Joclyn Pflieger, Elizabeth Pflieger, Taylor Otte, Bryan Watson, Garrett Hallberg, Cassie Otte, Cheyenne (Japheth) Hartmann, Autumn Hallberg and Michael Otte; 3 great-grand children and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Karen Otte