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Published January 06, 2009, 12:00 AM

Ted Otterstetter Jr.

Ted Otterstetter Jr., 73, West Fargo, ND died on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the Elim Care Center in Fargo, ND.

Ted Otterstetter Jr.

Ted Otterstetter Jr., 73, West Fargo, ND died on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the Elim Care Center in Fargo, ND.

Theodore Paul Otterstetter was born on August 31, 1935 in San Antonio, Texas to Theodore and Pearl (Olerud) Otterstetter. He grew up and attended school in Fargo. Ted served in the US Army from 1956 to 1960. He returned to Fargo and married Phyllis Domier on May 27, 1963 at Clifford, ND. They lived in Fargo and West Fargo. He worked maintenance at Red River Human Services Foundation in Fargo and later the West Fargo High Rise. He retired in 2000. He entered the Elim Care Center in September of 2008.

He enjoyed fishing and spending time at Lake Ashtabula. For the last few years, he enjoyed the companionship of Darlene Rott.

Ted is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Scott) Winter of Dilworth, MN; a son, Scott (Lonna) Otterstetter of Harwood, ND; granddaughters, Katelin Winter and Ella Otterstetter; three sisters, Dorothy Stanley and Marion Carter, both of North Carolina, Anita Ruth Drown of Minneapolis, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Melvin Olerud, Theodore Sr. and Alice Otterstetter; and grandson, Brady Winter.

To honor Ted’s wishes a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11 AM at the West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo with fellowship to follow.

Condolences can be sent online www.westfuneral home.com

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