Raymundo Otero, 87, of Collinsville, Ill., born Dec. 4, 1928, in Topia, Durango, Mexico, passed away at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at his residence, with his family by his side.
Mr. Otero founded Ramon's El Dorado Restaurant in Collinsville in 1967. He was extremely active in the community, with memberships in the Rotary, Lions Club, the Shriners, Knights of Columbus and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. Prior to starting the restaurant, Mr. Otero sold Mexican food from the back of his trunk. He also worked for Western Union.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymundo and Vincenta, nee Garcia, Otero.
Surviving are his wife, Estella, nee Herrera, Otero; three children, Socorro Del Carmen (husband Roberto) of Collinsville, Carlos Alexander Otero (wife Michelle) of Collinsville and Raymond Otero (fiance Vanessa) of Caseyville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Lamberto Otero, Alicia Otero, Evangelina Segovia, Teresa Otero and Javier Otero.
Kalmer Memorial Services in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.KalmerMemorialService.com.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Caseyville, Ill. According to his wishes, his remains will be cremated.
KALMER MEMORIAL SERVICES, Lebanon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 6, 2016