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Gary A. Ottman, 78

Gary Alan Ottman, 78, of Red Wing died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Red Wing.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1938, in Red Wing, to Glen and Helen (DeJager) Ottman. He attended schools in Red Wing and graduated in 1956. He went on to serve in the United States Navy. Gary married Beatrice Vieths in 1963. He worked for the City of Red Wing for 30 years until his retirement. Gary served 20 years as a member of the Red Wing Volunteer Fire Department, and was also a member of the Leo C. Peterson #54 American Legion Post, the Red Wing Wildlife League, Izaak Walton League, and several car clubs. He was a Studebaker fan and enjoyed collecting agates, being outdoors and traveling.

Gary is survived by his wife of 54 years, Beatrice of Red Wing; one son, Steve (Lisa) Ottman of Red Wing; one brother, Charles Ottman; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Dale and Alan.

Visitation will be from 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.

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