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Otto Nelson

Otto J. Nelson, 93, of Sycamore, died at 12:46 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1929, in Wyandot County to Otto Nelson Sr. and Herna (Mutchler) Nelson. He married Patricia L. (Glasener) Nelson on March 17, 1962, and she survives in Sycamore.
Surviving are the following children, Latricia (John) Gaskin, Sarasota, Fla.; Connie Leeth, Upper Sandusky; Deborah Lauthers, Sycamore; Judy (Dean) Keller, rural Sycamore; and Jeannine (Rick) Leeth, Sycamore. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Otto was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lauthers; a son-in-law, Joe Leeth; and three brothers, Lloyd, Dwight and Charles Nelson.
Otto was retired supervisor of shipping at the former American Standard, Tiffin, for many years. He was a 1947 graduate of Sycamore High School. He was a life member of Sycamore American Legion Post #250, past commander of the Legion, former chairman of the Sycamore American Legion Ballfield Committee, was a former member of the Veterans Service Commission of Wyandot County and treasurer of the Legion Canteen for many years. He also was a life member of Upper Sandusky Amvets #777 and Tiffin VFW Post. He also was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the Army.
For hobbies he loved to do jigsaw puzzles, loved to bowl and loved all of Mohawk sports, attending many events over the years.
Funeral services for Otto will be held Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Larry Nunley officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery where the Sycamore American Legion will conduct a military graveside service. Visitation will be held Friday, May 13, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Sycamore American Legion Ballfield in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at waltonmoorefuneralhome.

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