Celebrating the life of Otto Jr. Belter
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Otto's family give special thanks to Gayle from Swedish American Home Health Care; Kim, Terri, Char and Brenda from Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center - you accomplished so much in such a short time; Oncologists at Rush Medical Center, Dr. Stephanie Gregory and Dr. Phillip Bonomi, and oncology specialist, Irene, - we are so grateful for the extra years you made possible; the staff at Rush who greeted us each visit by name, gave hugs or stopped to chat. We love you all. Dr. Stacey Ban - Otto was her first patient as a fellow. He always called her his Chicago daughter; she was very special to him and they remained in contact even after she left Rush to go into private practice. And his family thanks those friends who offered "anything you need", their love and prayers.
Otto is lovingly survived by his wife, Loretta Belter of Roscoe; son, Jeffrey (dear friend, Mary) of Rockford; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jennifer (Fianc, Derek Luttrell), and Jessica Belter, all of Stillman Valley, and Jacob Belter of Idaho Falls, Idaho; stepchildren, Sandra (Gordy) Campbell of Rockford, Bill (Jeanette) Larsen of Cherokee, Texas, Virginia (Fianc, Herbert Hamm) Larsen of Winnebago and Lori Larsen of Riverside, Calif.; stepgrandson, Rory Campbell, who believed Grandpa could fix anything, of Rockford; and his "child" with fur, Buddy, who was a constant companion; always on his lap; and special friends, Dick and Grace Schmaling, friends from junior high, Otto was also predeceased by his parents.
Service is at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with the Rev. William Wentink, Rockford Police Chaplain, and Billy Wilson of the Chaplain division, co-officiating. At Otto's request, cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2008, in the funeral home.