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Colleen H. (Kenney) Otto, age 68, of Lester Prairie, MN passed away on February 23, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family after a battle with cancer.

She was born on December 18, 1953 in Hutchinson, MN to J. Ira and Helen (Seifert) Kenney.

Colleen graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1972.  She attended Faribault Vo-Tech College in 1973, graduating as an LPN in 1974.

She was joined in holy marriage to Robert Otto on January 18, 1975 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN.  They were blessed with two children, Angela and Jason.

She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and Nursing Home, Lakeview Clinic, Ridgeview Clinic and the last 37 years at The Glencoe Regional Health Services.

Colleen loved her two grandchildren and what she called her four “adopted” grandkids.  Her love for sewing was passed down to her daughter and grandchildren.

Survived by her children Angela (Micheal) Knapp of Brooklyn Park and Jason of Lester Prairie; grandchildren Kaylee and Jack of Lester Prairie; step grandson Tannar Knapp; siblings Thomas (Jamie) Kenney, Janice (Richard) Nybakke, Marjory (Roger) Tews, Mary Anne (Duane) Arndt, Layne (Robyn) Kenney all of Hutchinson, Wanda (Kevin) Johnson of New London, MN, Charlene (Mark) Hovorka of Bloomer, WI, James (Kerry Ann) Kenney of Rice Lake, WI, Michael (Sherry) Kenney of Buffalo Lake, MN; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Karen (David) Schoen of Winsted, Lois (Richard) Nolan of Waverly, MN, Kenneth Otto of Vadnais Heights, MN, William Graham of Howard Lake, MN, Ronald (Darlene) Otto of Winsted, Laurence Otto of Lester Prairie, MN, Richard (Sharon) Otto of Erna, NJ and Susan (Jeffery) Muenchow of Silver Lake; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Robert Otto, her parents J. Ira and Helen Kenney, mother-in-law and father-in-law Henry and Eileen Otto; sisters-in-law Kathleen Graham and Deloris Otto.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Colleen Otto will be held Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN.  Inurnment will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Chilson Funeral Home from 4-8 PM.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM.  Further visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.

Honorary urn bearer will be Jack Otto.

Urn bearer will be Kaylee Otto.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Holy Trinity Church Building Fund or MN Oncology.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. David Klos

    I’m very sorry for the loss of your mom. I’ll be praying for her and for you until we meet again soon.

    May God bless ALL your family.

  2. Ricci Peterman

    My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. Colleen was a very caring and loving person. She will be missed greatly. Prayers of comfort and peace to you all. Love, Ricci

  3. Lisa Hagen

    I am so sorry for all your losses. Life is so short, we need to live it. May Colleen fly high with the Angels, may she watch over you and keep you safe until you can meet again. For it is never good bye. R.I.P. Colleen.

  4. Corinne & Guy Botha

    Our deepest Sympathies

  5. Barb Fasching

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had Colleen as a nurse more than once. May she rest in peace.

  6. Larry and Jeanette Hoof

    Our sincere sympathy to the family on the loss of Colleen. May happy memories with God’s Love comfort you through this difficult time. She was an exceptional person.

  7. Coleen Christensen Dostal

    I remember Colleen from High School, she was so smart. I was a friend of Wanda’s and graduated with her in 1974. My deepest sympathy. God Bless.


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