Sara J. Otte



Mrs. Sara J. Otte, 71, of North Vernon, passed away on August 11, 2017, at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was born on April 30, 1946, in Seymour, to the late Dale and Vera (Melton) McDonald. She married Merrell J. Otte on March 26, 1967, he survives. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers. She was a housewife and retired bank teller.

Sara loved her family and one of the happiest days of her life is when she learned she would be a grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Sara was a heck of a cook and loved to bake, she was known for coconut cream pies and homemade angel food cakes. She was a member of Winding Waters Quilters Club, and enjoyed traveling with them. She loved her flowers, hummingbirds, butterflies and gardening.

Sara is survived by her husband of 50 years, Merrell J.; her children, Tammi (James) Reinbold, Laura (Ken) Fries, and James (Betsy Cornett) Otte; three grandchildren, Macy, Billy and Emily; and three sisters, Patty, Sue and Janet.

She is preceded by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 15, at 10:30 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers, with Rev. Stephen Wood officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Borchers. Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Monday, August 14, from 4-8 pm, and at the church on Tuesday, from 9:30 am until time of service.

Memorials may be written to American Heart Association or St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Borchers, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at


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