Otto Frederick Imm
(May 19, 1926 – November 3, 2023)
With profound respect and affection, we announce the peaceful passing of Otto Frederick Imm on November 3, 2023,at Mount View Care Center in Wausau, Wisconsin, at the age of 97. A member of the Greatest Generation, Otto withstood the hardships of the Great Depression and outlived his thirteen siblings, leaving a legacy of resilience and strength.
Otto is survived by his loving wife Lanore, their devoted children Bruce (Patricia) Imm, Cotopaxi, CO, Keith (Susan) Imm Weston, WI, Noreen (Arvid) Hall Duncanville, TX, and Wendy (John) Klimcak Loveland CO, as well as his fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Otto is predeceased by his son Kent, his grandsons Zebulun and Roy, and his brothers and sisters, who now welcome him into heavenly peace.
At 17, Otto bravely enlisted in the United States Navy on October 22, 1943. As a Petty Officer 3rd Class Signalman aboard the USS Oxford, Otto served during a defining era, receiving an honorable discharge on April 20, 1946.
Upon returning from service, Otto reunited with his high school sweetheart, Lanore, and they embarked on a marriage that would last a lifetime. In his professional life, Otto honed his skills to become a master craftsman and used his skilled hands to create a home filled with love and woodworks of enduring beauty. His handiwork, a testament to his craftsmanship, will live on as a legacy for generations in the homes of his family and friends.
Otto was a man of few words and a strong faith in God. He lived a life rich with simple treasures: quiet moments with Lanore, precious time with his family, the pride in a piece of handcrafted furniture or cabinets, and the tranquility found in savoring a good cigar. His kindness, loyalty, and patience were the foundations of a life well-lived – a life of quiet dedication and an unwavering work ethic, devoid of judgment.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Aspirus Hospice and Mount View Care Center for their kind and loving care of Otto.
A visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church. The funeral service will follow immediately after the visitation at 2:00 pm at the same location, with Pastor Jim Mayland officiating.