Gary Otte, age 83, of Plymouth, WI passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Gary was born on April, 2, 1935 in Sheboygan. WI, son of the late Gerhardt and Angelina (Rosenstein) Otte.

Gary graduated from North High School in Sheboygan WI. He then proudly served in the United States Marines.

On November 5, 1983 he married Ruth LaPean at St. Johns Catholic Church in Plymouth, WI.

Gary was employed at (GTE) General Telephone Company for most of his career and retired from GTE in 1988.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.

Gary enjoyed tennis, biking, Packer Games, spending time with his grandchildren, and his dog (Lacey). Both Gary and Ruth spent 19 winters enjoying the warmth of Las Vegas.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Otte of Plymouth; Two brothers and one sister; Mark (Joannie) Otte of Grafton and Tom Otte of Tennessee, Lois (Dick) Varichak of Madison, and three children; David (Joann) of Elkhart Lake, Dirk (Janet) Mequon, and Beth (Derek) Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Two stepchildren, Sue (Phil) Roberts of Appleton and Vicki Meyer of Sheboygan and many grandchildren.

He is also survived by great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sibling Roger Otte.

Funeral services will be held on Friday (April 20, 2018) at 5:30 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Father Philip Reifenberg, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will officiate.

Visitation will take place at the Suchon Funeral home on Friday (April 20) from 3:00 P.M. until the time of services.

The Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post 5612 will conduct military rites immediately following the services.

Cremation will take place following the services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Gary’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to the Plymouth EMTs for their quick response and the professionalism given while assisting Gary.

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