Loren H. Otter

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Loren H. Otter, 75, of Bolton, the husband of Elaine (Vesco) Otter, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Born in Huron Township, Michigan, he was the son of the late John H. and Alice (Miller) Otter. He was a 1956 graduate of Belleville High School in Michigan, received his Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering from University of Michigan in 1961 and his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Renssalaer Polytechnical Institute in 1966. He was a charter member of the Bolton Lions Club, having served as its secretary and president. Active at the state and international levels, he served as district governor in 2004-2005 for The International Association of Lions Clubs District 23C Connecticut. He was also a member and past chairman of the Bolton Planning and Zoning Commission for many years, and was a member of the Bolton Republican Town Committee.

Besides his wife he is survived by his sister, Arla Stader, of Tucson, Arizona; sister-in-law Jean Fenn, and her husband, Raymond, of Ashford; and nieces and nephews, Susan A. Fenn, Laurie F. Welply, Stephen A. Fenn, Tracey F. Hunter, Eric J. Fenn, Cheryl L. Smith, Daniel A. Otter, Tina M. Stiller, Rodney D. Otter, Linda M. Vasser, Richard D. Otter, John F. Otter, and Aleta M. Yeager. He was predeceased by his brothers, Donald J. Otter, Byron K. Otter, Duane K. Otter; and his brother-in-law, Orin Stader.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, followed by burial in St. Augustine Cemetery, Glastonbury.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Lion's Club service will be held on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern Connecticut, P.O. Box 43, Colchester, CT 06415, Connecticut Lions Eye Research Center, P.O. Box 9268, New Haven, CT 06533, or the Bolton Scholarship Fund Inc., 72 Brandy St., Bolton, CT 06043.

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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 12 to Aug. 16, 2014
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