Joseph Otting

August 11, 1911 - August 20, 2010 

Joseph Otting

August 11, 1911 - August 20, 2010 

Obituary for Joseph Otting

Joseph Otting, age 99, of Holland passed away on Friday, August 20, 2010 at the Resthaven Care Center.

Joe was born in Borculo, Michigan on August 11, 1911 to Jan and Nellie (Liefbroer) Otting, and was the youngest of 10 children all of whom have preceded him in death. He graduated from Holland High School and was employed by General Motors and later was self employed as a carpenter until he retired. He enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandsons, traveling and assisting his daughters with their home projects. He was a member of the Third Reformed Church and was preceded in death by his son in law Phillip Maatman.

He is survived by his wife, of 70 years, Arnolda and daughters:
Karla Duryee
Gwen Maatman both of Holland
Suzanne and Roy Holmstrom of Missoula MT
6 Grandchildren:
Chris and Kristin Duryee, Brett Duryee, Ryan and Amy Maatman, Aaron Maatman, Erik Holmstrom, Lindsay Holmstrom.
5 Great grandchildren
Sister in law:
Bernice Derksen of Holland
Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday August 24, 2010 at Lakeshore Memorial Services 11939 James Street in Holland. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:30-10:00 AM at Lakeshore Memorial Services and also a time following the service to visit with the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Care Communities or Hospice of Holland. An on-line registry book is available at

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