Mercedes (Dresden) Otzelberger(1923 - 2014)

Otzelberger, Mercedes (Dresden)

Mercedes (Dresden) Otzelberger, 90, longtime resident of Howard, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born August 28, 1923, in West Allis.

Mercedes married LeRoy Otzelberger in 1944. She was employed by Cutter-Hammer (currently Eaton Corp.) for 40 years. Mercedes enjoyed playing cards, golfing, and watching college basketball and the Brewers. She had a great love for Friday fish frys.

Mercedes is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Carrie Otzelberger, Suamico; grandchildren, Kristen (Justin) Mc Cabe, De Pere; and Trent and Hailee Kapla; two great-grandchildren, Calan and Nora Mc Cabe; many nieces and nephews; and her special Godchild, Wyonne Lewitz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; brother, Don Dresden Jr.; sister, Dona Belle Kawlewski; and her daughter-in-law, Corrine.

Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave. (one quarter mile east of the corner of Cardinal Ln. and Glendale Ave.), from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to

A memorial fund has been established in Mercedes' name.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staffs of St. Mary's Hospital ER and Fifth Floor, and Grancare Nursing Center for their wonderful care.

Funeral Home

Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay, WI 54303

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Mar. 20 to Mar. 25, 2014