Russell F. Ottenstroer, age 82, of Annandale, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale with Deacon Ron Freeman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Chatham Township.
Russell Francis Ottenstroer was born, the first of thirteen children, to Francis and Margaret (Kubalsky) Ottenstroer on May 15, 1937 in Chatham Township. Russ grew up on the family farm and attended country school. He helped his dad on the farm until the age of 18 when he then went to work for his neighbor, Edwin Moore, for 11 years. He then spent the next 10 years working for Lake Region Coop. in Buffalo. Russ eventually returned to the homestead where he continued farming until 1998. Upon his retirement, he bought a home near Sugar Lake. On September 17, 1983, he was united in marriage to Marjorie (Lemieux) Piram. She preceded him in death in 2005. On June 15, 2007, he was united in marriage to Sharon (Peterson) Klinzman at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale. Russ was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church as well as the Father O’Brien’s Council Knights of Columbus #3613. In his spare time, Russ enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, woodworking, and tinkering on tractors.
Russ is survived by his wife, Sharon of Annandale; siblings, Janet Tesch of Staples, Donald (Barbara) Ottenstroer of Motley, Eugene (Jeanie) Ottenstroer of Alaska, Colleen Fischer of Colorado, Susan (Ervin) Birkholtz of Motley, Marie (Dale) Penaz of Cokato, Ann (Steve) Mann of Alma, WI, Elaine (Jon) Weigand of Verndale, Debra (Butch) Linkert of Browerville, Linda (Kevin) McKown of Anoka, and Michael (Lori) Ottenstroer of Buffalo; aunt, Lucille Ottenstroer of Anoka; step-children, Tammy (Don Kankelfitz) Hawkinson of Buffalo and Debbie (Brant) Jaynes of East Bethel; step-grandchildren, Ashley (Elijah Mikkola) Andrews, Katelyn Voight, and Tyler Voight; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie; parents, Francis and Margaret; sister, Rita Fischer; and nephews, Chad Ottenstroer and Troy Pribyl.
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