Bonnie Otte

WAYNE — Services for Bonnie Otte, 88, Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Visitation with the family present will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.

She died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at her home in Brookdale Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to the Our Savior Lutheran Church Building Fund and Our Savior Lutheran Front Porch Renovation.


Bonnie L. Otte was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Sioux City, to Percy and Margaret (Kay) Cadwallader. She graduated from Wayne High School and attended Wayne State College.

Bonnie married Kurt Otte on June 29, 1951, at the First United Methodist Church in Wayne. The couple lived their entire married life in Wayne except during Kurt’s military service years. She retired in 1996 from the Nebraska Department of Roads, where she was the office manager.

Kurt was a co-owner of Otte Construction Co. in Wayne, where Bonnie was a bookkeeper for several years along with her brother-in-law, Karl Otte.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Liz (Tom) Hagmann of Wayne; a grandson, Nicholas (Kristin) Hagmann of Omaha; a great-granddaughter, Blair Brecklynn Hagmann; her in-laws, Barbara Otte of Mendota Heights, Minn., Allen (Annette) Otte of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ginny Otte of Wayne; nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Harry Hinnerichs; spouse Kurt in 2010; a brother, Delmar Cadwallader; several in-laws; and a nephew, Dennis Otte.

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ALBION — Services for Ann E. Borer, 95, formerly of Albion, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 2, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion. The Rev. Stanley Schmit will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Lois M. Brugger, 82, Council Bluffs, formerly of Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

WISNER — Memorial services for Niels C. Sorensen, 103, Pilger, will be at a later under the direction of Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner. He died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Services for Dorothy Maurer, 95, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Robert Wiest will officiate. Burial will be in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery south of Meadow Grove.

NORFOLK — Services for Helen E. Frank, 82, Norfolk, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 2, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. David Goehmann will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

PILGER — Services for Norman Peterson, 87, Pilger, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger. Deb Hammer will officiate. Burial with military rites will be in the Pilger Cemetery.

O’NEILL — Memorial services for Marguerite J. Tjessem, 94, Burwell, formerly of O’Neill, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Assembly of God Church in O’Neill. Burial will follow in the O’Neill Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Durre will officiate.

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