Otto Nuehring

Otto L.A. Nuehring, 70, of Waukon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family from complications of acute myelocytic leukemia July 25, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 30th, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Harold McMillan officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Luana. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Martin Funeral Home.
Otto Lee Allen Nuehring was born April 2, 1944 to Orville and Emily (Schultz) Nuehring in Giard Township in Clayton County. Otto was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona and confirmed at the West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont in 1960. He was a beef lugger at Hygrade Products in Postville until August 24, 1979. It was during these years that he married Carol Chase and to this union three of his children were born. Otto and Carol later divorced. Otto remarried and later divorced; to that union two children were born. At the time of Hygrade closing, an incident left him hospitalized for nine months and led to an extensive recovery at Allamakee County Care Facility. During his recovery he met and married Charlotte (Opsahl) Shefelbine. They lived in their own home for many years with Otto visiting shut-ins and taking friends to their appointments. He loved riding around Waukon on his scooter and enjoyed visits from friends and especially from his family. Playing bingo and cards were also favorite pastimes for Otto.
Survivors include his five children, Jeff (Ann) Nuehring of Waterloo, David Nuehring of Clear Lake, Darlene (fiancée Ronald Voshell) Nuehring of Waterloo, Lee Nuehring of Monona, and Keith (Chad Boline) Nuehring of Independence; one stepdaughter, Nancy (Dale) Baines of Hills; 18 grandchildren, Jade Nuehring, Jason Nuehring, Jeff Nuehring Jr., Jennifer Bag, Jewel Nuehring, Joseph Nuehring, Dalton Nuehring, Chandler Nuehring, Brittany Nuehring, Nichole Nuehring, Lee Nuehring Jr., James Nuehring, Nathan (Melanie) Nuehring, Nichole Woodson, Ethan Nuehring, Cody Nuehring, Kyle Nuehring, and Hannah Nuehring. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Braden Nuehring, Aden, Jacob, and Hunter Bag, Luna Nuehring, and Chloe Nuehring; six step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.
Otto is also survived by his loving siblings, Melvina Pearson of Waukon, Marranda (Dennis) Larson of Atkins, Orville (June) Nuehring of Monona, Marilyn Martie of Waukon, Owen Nuehring of Wells, MN, Marlene (Richard) Yauslin of Elgin, Margaret (Tom) Jones of Castalia, Oliver (Francis) Nuehring of Chester, VA, Omar Nuehring of Postville, and Marcia (Dusty) Solem of Praire du Chien, WI. Otto will also be missed by many niece and nephews;  and Charlotte’s brother Harold Opsahl of Cedar Rapids and her sisters, Shirley Larson of Caledonia, MN and Dorothy (Francis) Larson of Decorah.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Charlotte; sister Mary Ann Dundee; brothers-in-law Wayne Martie, Ralph Pearson, David Colsch, and Albert Dundee; and two nephews, Wayne Dundee and Ricky Pearson.
    Honorary casketbearers are Otto's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Casketbearers are Curtis Larson, Randy Martie, Erin Yauslin, Tim Jones, James Bruns, and Kevin Dundee.
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