Selmer K. Ottis, 96, formerly of Kindred, ND, died on December 16, 2007 at Eventide, Moorhead, MN.
Selmer was born on April 9, 1911 in rural Kindred to Louis and Bethilda (Iverson) Ottis.
He graduated from Kindred High School and farmed with his father one mile east of Kindred where his grandparents had homesteaded. He married Katherine Evingson on October 8, 1950 at Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred, ND. They made their home on the family farm and three children were born to the couple. They moved to Fargo, ND in 1984, to Riverview Place in 2004, and to Eventide in November of this year. He was a member of Kindred Lutheran serving on the council, Secretary/Treasurer of Normanna Township for many years, and on the Perhus Cemetery Board. He belonged to the Kindred Lions, Farm Bureau, and Kindred Senior Citizens. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards with friends and neighbors, shuffleboard, and many other church and community activities.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine, children: Kristi Ireland (John) Hamilton, VA, Barbara Ottis (John B. Weaver) Minneapolis, MN, Mark Ottis (Joan) Kindred, ND; and seven grandchildren: Carrie Briggs (Joshua) Elk Grove, CA, Julia Ireland, Staunton, VA, David Ireland, Ashburn, VA, Louisa Ireland, Hamilton, VA, Ryan Ottis, Kindred, ND, Jana Ottis, Kindred, ND, Matthew Ottis, Kindred, ND.
Preceded in death by his parents, Bethilda and Louis, siblings: Clifford, Amy, Connie Thorson, Millie Bear, and Amy Haines.
Prayer Service: 9:30 am, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Riverview Place, Fargo, ND.
Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND with a Prayer Service at 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral: 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred, ND.
Burial: Following the service at Kindred Cemetery, Kindred, ND.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Kindred Lutheran Church or charity of the donor?s choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND. On line guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.