James Otto

Oct. 16, 1953-Oct. 9, 2020

MOHALL – James El-

don “Jim” Otto, 66, rural

Mohall, passed away at

home on Friday, Oct. 9,

2020, just short of his

67th birthday.

He was born on Oct. 16,

1953, in Mohall, to Eldon

and Avis (Sandeen) Otto.

Jim graduated from

Mohall High School in

1971. He attended Minot

State College for a year

and a half, before return-

ing to Mohall to farm full


Jim married Barbara K.

Christensen on Oct. 6,

1978, in Verona. In 1988,

they welcomed the birth

of their son, Andrew,

whom Jim loved dearly.

Jim continued to farm

right up to his death,

despite enduring some

medical challenges along

the way.

In his free time, he

loved to ice fish, golf,

hunt and go camping.

Family: Jim is survived

by his wife of 42 years,

Barbara, and his son, An-

drew, of Mohall; brother,

Gerald Otto; sisters, Joan

Otto and Jane Anseth, all

of Mohall;

brothers-in-law, Thomas

Christensen, Verona,

Robert (Nicole) Christen-

sen, West Fargo;

sisters-in-law, Mary

(Christensen) Walsh,

Feeding Hills, Mass., Jan-

ice (Dennis) Heiden, Pine-

top, Ariz., Nancy

Christensen, Sun Lakes,

Ariz., and Teri (Stephen)

Shepherd, West Fargo, as

well as numerous nieces

and nephews.

Jim was preceded in

death by: his parents; sis-

ter, Ardith Otto;

brother-in-law, Herb An-

seth; and sisters-in-law,

Lori Christensen, and

Nancy (Thomas) Christen-sen.

Graveside Service: 2

p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14,

2020, at the Mohall Com-

munity Cemetery, Mohall.

Please observe social dis-

tancing guidelines. A

video of the graveside ser-

vice will be posted to the

online obituary after the


Following the graveside

service, there will be a

time of coffee and fellow-

ship at the Mohall Com-

munity Center.

Visitation: Friends may

sign the guestbook from

noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday,

October 13, 2020, at Brose

Funeral Home, Mohall.

Friends may also sign the

online guestbook at


(Brose Funeral Home,