Sept. 26, 1926 - Nov. 7, 2012
KEARNEY, Nebraska-- Robert Martin Ottman, 86, of Kearney, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2012). at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born Sept. 26, 1926, at Maxwell, Nebraska, to George and Francis (Howerton) Ottman.
He joined the U.S. Navy and served four years. He married Leona Brown on Dec. 30, 1950, at the United Methodist Church, in Lexington, Nebraska.
He worked in the propane service department for Lexington Coop Oil Company for more than 30 years. He also helped Del Brock as an electrician and Simplot Fertilizer. In 1983, they moved to Kearney and he worked for Kearney Public Schools as a custodial engineer.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Eagle's Club, both of Kearney, and the Christian Church of Lexington, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leo Ottman and sisters, Leona Agnew, Lula Arnold and Evelyn Beins.
He is survived by his wife, Leona Ottman of Kearney; daughter, Linda and husband, Steve Rath of Elwood, Nebraska, Diana and husband, Dwight Lindskov of Imperial, Nebraska, Nita and husband, David Worthen of Covina, California; sister, Dorthy Kincheloe of Grand Island, Nebraska; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at elwoodfuneralhome.com
Graveside services will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, in Maxwell, Nebraska, with the Rev. George Probasco officiating. Military rites will be given by the North Platte American Legion and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
There is no viewing or visitation.
Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.