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Diane M. Otting, 57, of 8427 Ohio 119, Maria Stein, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Community Hospital in Coldwater. She had been ill for 24 days.
She was born on May 21, 1955, in Coldwater to the late Harold and Delores (Mescher) Quinter Schwieterman. Delores survives in Maria Stein.
Diane was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Roger Schwieterman. On Oct.12, 1973, she married Robert Otting who survives along with their children, Robb and Gail Otting of Minster, Bruce and Amy Otting of St. Henry and Stephanie and Andy Eilerman of Fort Loramie. She is survived by five grandchildren. A grandson, Connor Otting, is deceased.
Other survivors include sister Deb and John “Otis” Albers of New Bremen; stepsisters Sandy Stutzenstein of Toledo and Laura and Kevin Griesdorn of Maria Stein; stepbrothers Bob “Buster” and Linda Schwieterman of Chickasaw, Jeff and Marcia Schwieterman of St. Rose and Kurt Schwieterman of Lima.
Diane was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Maria Stein, the Ladies Sodality of the church, and a 1973 graduate of Marion Local High School. She was employed by ABloom Flowers in New Bremen as a floral designer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.