Kenneth F. Otto died on June 15, 2013.
Survivors are his wife, Pat and a brother and two sisters who reside in various cities in Texas. Ken is preceded in death by his parents and one brother and one sister. Ken was born on December 17, 1939 in Muenster, TX.
He was the fifth of six children of William and Anna (Reiter) Otto. Ken attended the Sacred Heart Schools in Muenster and graduated in 1957. He attended one semester at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1958 and served on board the USS Piedmont. He made two WESPAC cruises. He was discharged in April 1962.
In November of 1962 he and Patricia A Bayer married. They started their marriage in Irving TX. Ken worked at Texas Instruments in Richardson at night and went to college at University of Texas at Arlington. Later they moved to Arlington. Ken graduated in 1967. After graduation Ken accepted a job with BP Corporation (formerly Pan American Petroleum Corporation, Standard Oil (Indiana) and Amoco Corporation) and began his career as a computer programmer. Ken retired in 1992 after 25 years.
Ken enjoyed travel especially in the Caribbean where he learned to sail and scuba. In retirement he enjoyed cruising. He and Pat made at least eight cruises. Ken also enjoyed volunteer work. Some of his favorites were at Saint Francis Hospital, Philbrook Museum of Art and tutoring 4th and 5th grade math. Ken was also a regular at the Health Zone where he worked out five days a week.