Violet Amelia Otto was born April 4, 1935 to Edmund and Amelia (Schmidt) Melven in Philadelphia. She was raised and attended school in Philadelphia. On June 16, 1956 Violet married Joseph Otto at Somers Point, N.J. They moved to Minnesota and lived in St Louis Park for many years where they raised their family. In 1989 they moved to Las Vegas where they made their home until moving back to Minnesota in 1997. They have lived in Isanti since 2004. Violet was a very loving and generous person with a great sense of humor. She enjoyed reading and playing cards. Violet was also an excellent cook.
Violet is survived by her loving husband, Joe Sr.; three children, Mary Beth (Peter) Maas of Omaha, Neb., Joe Otto Jr. of Minneapolis, and Jason Otto of Isanti; two sisters, Catherine Hoege of Philadelphia, and Janet Melven of Ocean City, N.J.; grandchildren, Charles, Josephine and Willow; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mercedes.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Chaplain Norm Norland officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge.