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Joyce Otte

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[October 22, 2010]  CONGERVILLE -- Joyce K. Otte, 62, of Congerville, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at 5:33 p.m. at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Church in Morton, with Pastor Mike Hutchings officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Otte had worked as the activities assistant at Maple Lawn in Eureka for eight years.

She was born Jan. 12, 1948, in Bloomington to Edgar and Hazel Peek White. She married James Otte on Nov. 19, 1966, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband, of Congerville; her mother, of Bloomington; two sons, Dave (and Louise) Otte of Washington and Greg (and Jennifer) Otte of East Peoria; one daughter, Jeanette (and Eric) Eidson of Deer Creek; and three grandchildren, Ethan Otte and Zakeri and Alyxandra Eidson.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a member of the Twin City Sams Camping Club.

For the past eight years, she and her husband traveled to the Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg, Texas, to do volunteer work for five months during the winter.

Memorials may be made to the Rio Grande Bible Institute, 4300 S. Business Hwy. 281, Edinburg, TX 78539-9699.

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