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Carol Judith Otto

12/23/1933

09/14/2020

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Cascade Christian Church

2829 Thornapple River Dr SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Carol J. “CJ” Otto, age 86 of Ada, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth and daughter-in-law, Carol Otto. Carol is survived by her children, Brad (Sharon) Otto, Jeri (Mike) Otto, Roxann (Peter) Selli; grandchildren, Jessica (Martin) Doorn, Alicia Otto, Kyle (Carolyn) Selli, Cody (Nina) Selli, Sarah (Cory) Suiters, Sean Lenhard; great-grandchildren, Emma, Charlotte, Will, Aurora, Ember, Samantha, Violet; sister, Patricia Austin; brothers, Jack (Dorothy) Geldersma, Trent (Glenda) Geldersma; and best friend and loyal partner, Snookums. She drove bus and trained for Forest Hills School District for 30 years. Carol loved riding her Gold Wing motorcycle and drove it thru 48 states and she loved camping the waterways of Michigan. Visitation will be held Monday, September 21, 2020 from 6-8 pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Rev. Jill Forton presiding. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Christian Church.

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5 Responses

  1. Definitely one of a kind was she. Drove bus with her 20 years or so ago, and always seemed to run into her camping here in Grand Haven. I will also miss seeing her face at New Beginnings occasionally. RIP CJ.

  2. My prayers are with the family that you find comfort knowing Carol is resting in God’s arms and united with her husband, family and friends that have gone before her. Leave your pain and loss of such a wonderful person in God’s hands. My prayers will continue for all of you.

  3. I will always remember CJ as a feisty, independent woman. She will be sorely missed in the neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

  4. to all the Otto family .My prayers to you all. to my sister.my love and prayers.no more birthday cards to each other.Please tell Mom Dad and Ken I said Hi and will see you all later Your BRO.

  5. C.J. You will truely be missed. I enjoyed our talks over lunches and dinners at Russ’s. You were my sister, after all. We we’re married to two of the best Otto Boys.
    My ❤️ and to the rest of the family.

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