Ruby L. Otting

Ruby L. Otting

Ruby L. Otting, age 67, of Dubuque, was called home suddenly at 9:35 a.m., on Friday, October 5, 2018, at home. To honor Ruby’s life, funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Ruby’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Ruby was born on January 24, 1951, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Donald and Minnie (Davis) Ward.

Ruby was united in marriage to the love of her life, Emil Otting, on August 2, 1969, at St. Mary’s Church in Dubuque, and together they were blessed with 49 wonderful years and 4 adored children. She took great pride in being full time wife, mother and homemaker, who took meticulous care of her home and family. In her free time, Ruby was an avid bingo player and also loved playing on her kindle and chatting with friends. Going out for breakfast and shopping were always on her mind. Beyond a doubt, the light of Ruby’s life were her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, there was always a spot open on the arm of her wheelchair for any of the little ones. Christmas was her favorite time of the year from the size of the tree to the number of batches of fudge and popcorn balls. Everyone loved Ruby and we will deeply miss her.

Those left to cherish Ruby’s memory include

her husband,
Emil Otting, Dubuque, IA;

her daughters,
Kathy (Tim Loeffelholz) Reuter,
Billie Jo Pospisil
and Elizabeth (Shane) Vargas;

her grandchildren,
Brent Otting, Sydnie Otting, Nicolette (Robbie) Lange, Stephanie (Andrew) Maas, Bristol Reuter, Stacie Jo Otting, Emilie Pospisil and Timothy Pospisil;

her 3 great grandchildren,
Constance and Lillian Lange and Lilyanna Otting;

her mother,
Minnie Ward;

her siblings,
Cletus (Venita) Ward,
Ronald (Sandy) Ward,
Phyliss (Loras) Arensdorf,
Gail (Chris) Huston
and Raymond Ward;

and her in-laws,
Eleanor Ward,
Mary Weber,
Betty Otting
and Christine (Kevin) Lyght.

Ruby was preceded in death by her father; a son, Brian Otting; a grandson, Darren Bell; her sister, Rosemary Ward; her brothers, John Ward, Richard Ward, Donald Francis Ward, James Ward and Gary Ward; and a brother-in-law, Richard Weber.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
October 9th, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral Service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
October 9th, 2018 at 7:00 PM

One condolence for Ruby L. Otting
  1. Fr. Paul Otting says:

    Along with condolences, prayers for Ruby, Emil and
    family in her honor.
    Fr. Paul Otting

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