Ronald D. Otto, 70, a proud veteran of the United States Army and a longtime resident of Mandan ND, was peacefully called to his Lord’s home on February 13, 2022 with family and care givers at his bedside.
A service honoring Ron’s life will be held 11:30 AM Friday, Feb. 18th at First Lutheran Church in Mandan with Pastor Phil Leer officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM Friday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday at Weigel Funeral Home with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service.
A livestream of the prayer service and funeral service will be offered on Ron’s obituary page at weigelfuneral.com.
Ron was born February 27, 1951 in Bismarck ND. He graduated from Mandan High school. Drafted into the US Army in 1971, he is a veteran of the Viet Nam War. He is the recipient of the National Defense and Viet Nam Service Medals.
After his military service, he returned to his beloved city of Mandan where he attended Bismarck State College. He served on many community boards and service organizations. He particularly enjoyed handing out dictionaries to local elementary students donated by the local Rotary. He felt honored to be the Veterans Service Officer for Morton and Oliver counties. He served as a Judge Advocate on National Association of County Veteran Services Officers. He worked tirelessly for ALL veterans.
He married Linda Kurzweg on May 7, 1993. They enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Lake Sakakawea. Ron was an avid hunter, fisherman, and a serious pinochle and cribbage player.
He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Linda Otto; his mother Edith; daughters Jolene and Laura; siblings Kenny (Eileen) Otto and Bonnie (Tim) Leingang; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Ron’s family requests any donations to be sent to: DAV Department of North Dakota, 3812 Lakewood Drive SE, Mandan ND 58554.