January 19, 1954 ~ March 14, 2015
Terry Lee Otto, 61, Fargo, ND passed away on March 14, 2015 at the Sanford Dialysis Center after a long illness. He was born on January 19, 1954 at Harvey, ND, the eldest son of Margaret (Koenig) and Walter Otto. He grew up on a farm north of Robinson until 1969, when the family moved to Bowdon. Terry graduated from Bowdon High School in 1972. He then attended North Dakota State School of Science and later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Moorhead State.
Terry worked as an accountant in various companies, including Basin Electric in Beulah, Bismarck, and Wyoming; and Northern Pipe in Fargo. He also had an income tax/accounting business for a time.
Terry was an active member of AA for over 30 years and was a good friend and mentor to many people. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Terry loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He enjoyed life to the fullest and his sense of humor was legendary. He will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret; and stepfather, Richard Otto; siblings, Carol (Ken) Roeker, Duane (Pat) Otto, Sandy (Kevin) Kelly, Valerie (Steve) Tripp; brother-in-law, Dennis Friesz; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews; and six aunts; and five uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter; grandparents, Christ and Olga Otto; and Eva and Henry Koenig; sisters, Joyce Otto and Faye Friesz; and three infant nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Sanford Dialysis Unit and Hospital for all the years of care they provided to Terry, and to all his close friends.