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Othmar L. Fox

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Othmar L. Fox, age 85, of Miesville, died Aug. 26, 2009, at Fairview Medical Center, Red Wing.

Othmar was born April 1, 1924, in Miesville, to Albert and Anna (Schaffer) Fox. He married Betty Jensen July 31, 1946, at St. Pius V Catholic Church, Cannon Falls. Othmar farmed in the Miesville area his entire life. He was an excellent cabinet maker and woodworker, and loved to hunt and fish. He helped start the Miesville Mudhens baseball team, and also pitched for them.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; sisters, Christine, Ernestine, Veronica, Marcella and Della; brothers, William, Francis, Paul, Raymond, Myron and Steven.

Othmar is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Albert (Debra) of Cumberland, Wis., Jim (Susan), Robert (Julie), Ray (Shawn), and Marty (Sarah), all of Miesville; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

The Funeral Mass, with the Rev. Leonard Siebenaler officiating, was held Aug. 29, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Miesville. Pallbearers were Brad Fox, Shelby Fox, Jason Fox, Justin Fox, Jered Fox and Cody Fox. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.

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