OMAHA – Daniel Lee Ottis, 58, of Omaha, died Aug. 7 near Gretna.
Ottis was born on Sept. 10, 1953 to Anthony and Johanna (Purchal) Ottis in Norfolk. His family lived on a farm near Lindsay, where he attended District 42 School. The family moved to Wahoo and he went to St. Wenceslaus Elementary School and later graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in 1971. He worked briefly as a police officer in Fremont and then worked construction for a few years. Following that, he became a corrections officer in Fremont. In 1976 he began to work in law enforcement and worked for various agencies in the area. He also worked as a security officer for Bakers Supermarkets. He was a firearms instructor for civilian and law enforcement for many years. He had been with the Ashland Police Department for the last 10 years.
He was a member of the Blue Knights, Patriot Guard Riders, NRA and Sons of American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his son, Eric L. Ottis; and brothers, Tony Jr. and William Ottis.
He is survived by his daughters, Ann M. Kucera and Shellie B. Ottis, both of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; fiancé, Roxane Gelecki of Omaha; his parents Anthony and Johnanna Ottis of Wahoo; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and LeAnne Ottis of North Platte; sisters and brothers-in-law, Velma and Richard Bohaty of Wahoo and Rita and Rex Foster of Gothenburg; many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Aug. 13 at the Ashland/Greenwood High School Gymnasium in Ashland with Rev. Gary Coulter officiating. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 129, Blue Knights or Patriot Guard Riders.
Marcy Mortuary in Ashland was in charge of the arrangements.
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Published by Wahoo Newspaper from Aug. 13 to Aug. 22, 2012.