June 8, 1936 – November 5, 2023
Joan Ann Otto (Braun), age 87, of Winsted passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5th, 2023 with her loving family by her side.
She was born on June 8, 1936 in Hutchinson, MN the daughter of Eric and Myra Braun.
She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1954.
On October 25, 1958, Joan and William Otto were joined in marriage at Holy Trinity Church in Winsted, MN. They recently gathered with family to celebrate their sixty-five years of marriage. They were blessed with four children, four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Joan loved her family deeply. She was always there for them providing support, advice, encouragement and hugs. One of her favorite sayings, which she painted on one of the walls in her home, was “Family is Everything”. Her home was filled with photos of her loving family.
She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church choir and enjoyed singing with her choir friends for weekly mass, holidays, and special events.
She had many fond memories of traveling with special friends and family. She liked to share photos of their many destinations.
She enjoyed sewing, baking, crafts, interior decorating, fashion, bowling, golfing, traveling, and her Red Hat Society group.
She will always be remembered for her quiet grace, kindness, courage and perseverance.
Survived by her loving husband of sixty-five years: William D. Otto; children: Brian Otto (Lori), Cheryl Otto Siebert (Keith), Doug Otto and Kristin Otto (Tony Bleull); grandchildren: Matthew Siebert, Mark Siebert, Amarah Otto, Ella Otto; step-grandchildren Michael Bleull, Steven Bleull and Bradley Bleull; her brother: Gary Braun (Sharon); her pet: Nikki; and other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents Eric and Myra Braun, her sister Wanda Braun Schleuter (Harry), her father-in-law and mother-in-law George and Kathryn Otto.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Joan Otto will be held on Friday, November 10th, 2023.
Holy Family Catholic Church. 700 Main St. W., Silver Lake, MN. Father Matthew Wiering will be the Celebrant.
11:00 Visitation, 12:00 Mass with a luncheon to follow. An inurnment for the family at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted, MN following the luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for Parkinson’s Foundation -Tribute Gift. Parkinson.org.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com