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Otto A. Hatfield, 100, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2013, in the
Little Sisters of the Poor,
Sacred Heart Home, Oregon, OH, where he had been a resident for over 25 years. He had formerly lived in Ripley and Jamestown, NY. The last of ten children, he was born September 1, 1913, in Armour, South Dakota, a son of the late Otis and Lucinda Parsons Hatfield.
Otto was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from January 19, 1943 to January 31, 1946, during World War II. During his tour of duty he served in the South Pacific and Hawaii, earning the American Service Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
He was a member of the former Grace United Methodist Church and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had also been a member of the Commercial Travelers.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Little Sisters of the Poor for their love and care for Otto all these years.
Surviving are two sons, David Hatfield of Hudson, FL, Richard (Lory) Hatfield of Ashville, NY; four daughters, Susan Stewart, Debra Hatfield (Tod Ness), both of Jamestown, NY, Barbara (Joe) Muzzo of Lakewood, NY, Penny (Leon) Sutton of Frewsburg, NY; his daughter- in-law, Ronda Hatfield of Ashville; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and his care giver for many years at Sacred Heart Home, Chris Ferguson.
Arrangements are by the Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown, NY.
Memorials may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Sacred Heart Home Memorial Fund, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon, OH 43616.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Otto at
Lind Funeral Home Inc
805 W 3Rd St
Jamestown, NY 14701
Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 28, 2013