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Bob and Emma Otto

“They say that true love comes once in a blue moon, well for my parents the moon was always blue.” – Monika Winderl
Bob and Emma Otto went hand in hand to be with the Lord on December 20th, 2012 at Benefits Hospital in Great Falls, MT.  They both died of complications from varied ailments.  
Bob and Emma were community members of Highwood, MT for the past 33 years.  Bob worked for Spring Coulee Farms for 27 years and on the Winderl Ranch the remaining years, and Emma worked for the Post Office for 10 plus years, and the Highwood Senior Center for 20 plus years.  
Bob and Emma were from the northern part of Minnesota around Lake of the Woods.  Bob’s home was Warroad, and Emma’s home was Roosevelt.  They were married in Williams, Minnesota and honeymooned to Montana. They lived in Montana for around three years and then they returned to Minnesota. They lived in Minnesota for 13 years, were Bob was the night foreman for Boise Cascade paper mill in Big Falls, Minnesota. Emma was an elementary teacher for 13 years in Big Falls.  After this time they felt like they needed to give Montana another try and moved to Highwood in 1979.
Bob loved to hunt, target shoot,  fish and anything to do with the outdoors.  He always stated that every day was a good day for fishing even if you don’t get a fish.  And he loved to take his two grandkids fishing.  He enjoyed working with his son- in-law at the ranch and working with the animals. He also enjoyed going round and round seeding and working the field at Spring Coulee farms.  
Emma was a very kind hearted women and did everything she could for everyone.  She loved to send cards to everyone for every reason—Birthday, Anniversaries, Just Because days, Get your spirits up days, and just to say hi days.  She sent around 60 cards a month and felt bad if she thought she missed someone.  She loved her grandkids very much and was their pre-school teacher–Grandma School!  She would have tea parties and make little cupcakes for the kids.  She loved the outdoors and mowing her grass.  If she had her way the whole ten acres around the house would be mowed. She stated that she was so happy that she finally paid off her new lawn mower and it was hers.  
Bob and Emma were special people who would do anything for anyone at any time.  They loved the lord and tried to live a Christian life.  They will be truly missed.  
They are survived by their only daughter, Monika and her husband Brett Winderl, along with   two wonderful grandkids Lily and Christian Winderl.  Emma is also survived by her brother Zalo (Peggy) Bernard and Wesley Bernard of Roosevelt, Minnesota.  Bob is survived by eight brothers and sisters: Floyd (Mary) Otto, Newfolden, Minnesota, Betty (Don) McConnell, Ruthton, Minnesota, Gloria (Mike) Tesarek, Roseau, Minnesota, Philip (Val) Otto, Warroad, Minnesota, Martha (Eugene) Krzoska, Roseau, Minnesota, Martin Otto, Warroad, Minnesota, Alice (Paul) Hahn, Warroad, Minnesota, and Allyn (Matt) Brown, Park Rapids, Minnesota and many nieces and nephews.
They where proceed in death by their  parents, George and Gertrude Bernard, and Martin and Alice Otto.
“Mom and Dad truly loved the Lord and after enduring two and a half months of happening to their bodies went to heaven to spend Christmas with family and the Lord Himself.”—Monika Winderl

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