Steve Otten

Steve Otten, 62, passed away Tuesday, March 2, in a Modesto hospital after a brief illness and without a

Steve Otten

doubt has met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven along with seeing his late father Delmar Otten.


A Memorial Service is slated for Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Reformed Church in Ripon where he served in many capacities over his lifetime. Seating at the Memorial will be very limited, but it may also be seen on a TV link in the church fellowship hall and at home with a link at https://bit.ly/38AZyCr.


Otten was the “go-to guy” at Schemper’s ACE Hardware Store for some 45 years where he always met his friends and customers with an awesome glowing smile and a willingness to help everyone fill their needs along with his valuable advice on their current projects at home and at their workplace.


Steve is survived by his wife of 19 years Jodi and their two children Ryan and Lauryn Bando (Scott); Mother, Katherine, and his three siblings: Diane (Mike), Debbie (Frank), and Don (Tee).


Steve loved to barbecue at home along with pheasant and dove hunting and enjoying day trips to Pinecrest Lake and Yosemite National Park.


Memorial donations may be made to the Ripon Interfaith Ministries.

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