Beatrice “Bea” Laura Otto, age 92 of Minocqua, died on Monday, Aug. 5 at Avanti Health and Rehab in Minocqua. Bea was born on Sept. 18, 1926 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Charles and Ida (nee Wishow) Krause. 

Bea worked as the manager at Gimbels in Milwaukee, and was a co-founder of the 4-H Club in Grafton and member of the Homemakers Club and volunteered at the gift shop at Howard Young Medical Center for many years.

She is survived by her daughters Cheryl Ljones of Oslo, Norway and Kathie (David) Wolff of West Bend, and by grandchildren: Daniel (Carie) Wolff, Mark (Joanna) Wolff and Sigrid (Kristian Kruse) Ljones and by great grandchildren: Kaityln, Allyssa and Tyler Wolff and William and Eva Kruse.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Donal “Don” Otto and her grandson Erik Ljones.

Family services took place at Union Grove Cemetery in Cassian.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.