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Doris L. Otto

April 2, 1925 — June 6, 2023

Doris L. Otto, age 98, of Neenah, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday morning June 6, 2023, surrounded by her daughters and cats.

Doris was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Stephen and Ida (Ziebel) Boese. She married Dick Otto on August 28, 1948, in Oshkosh and he preceded her in death on April 17, 2007.

After graduating from high school, she worked many years for the Milwaukee Road and Soo Line Railroads. Doris enjoyed bowling, gardening, feeding birds and caring for animals. Over the years she rescued numerous stray cats and provided a loving home for them. A highlight of Doris’s later years were her many trips to Mexico with her daughters.

Doris was a very avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching baseball, football and basketball. Her favorite team was the Chicago Cubs and she was excited to see them win the World Series in 2016.

When asked what was key to living a long and healthy life, she would reply, “Beer & Cheese!!!”

Doris is survived by her three daughters: Sandra Perez, of California; Sue “Emma” (Karl) Erdmann of Larsen, WI; and Stacey (Dennis Rioux) Otto of Oshkosh; three grandchildren: Michael Perez, Ellen Otto, and Alice Rioux; surviving cats: Tiggy, Teddy, and Sara; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her older sister Mavis in 2017.

Doris’ family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Promedica Hospice and to her daily caregiver Karen K. for all the care and compassion given to her in her final days.

Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Peace Lutheran Church, 240 W 9th Ave, Oshkosh. Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday from 10:30 am until the time of service. Private interment will be at Brooks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to local area humane societies.

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