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Rosemary (KILGORE) OTTE Obituary
Beloved Mother and Grandmother Passed Away on September 25, 2013 at The Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale, Minnesota after a long battle with COPD. Born in a Navajo Indian Hospital in Fort Defiance, Arizona in 1934, Rosemary was a child of the Great Depression and WWII. Ingenuity and determination were Rosemary's hallmarks. Her many interests included education, current events, genealogy, DAR, Girl Scouts, sewing and quilting for charity, and promoting opportunities for women. Rosemary taught at Tudor Hall in Indianapolis, before marrying Roger Otte whom she met in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They settled in McFarland, WI where she lived until relocating to Woodbury, MN in 2003. Rosemary had a great love of the outdoors. In her younger years, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and gardening were some of her favorite activities. Rosemary took great pride in her grandsons whom she loved spending time with. Rosemary is survived by a sister Martha Kilgore Riddle, daughters Sharon Otte and Rachael (Paul) Davis and two grandchildren, Cole and Grant Davis. She is preceded in death by her husband Roger A. Otte, father David Byron Kilgore, mother Rose Pavasaras Spring Kilgore and brother, Dr. David Simon Kilgore. The family would like to thank all those who have loved and cared for Rosemary through the years. Memorials preferred to The Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale, MN. A Celebration of Life will be held at Stonecrest Presbyterian Home in Woodbury on Sunday, Sept 29, 2-4pm

Published in Pioneer Press from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2013
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