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August James "A J" Otte
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1926
Reagan County
Texas, USA
Death: May 29, 2012
Williamson County
Texas, USA

A.J. Otte
BORN: September 18, 1926
DIED: May 29, 2012
LOCATION: Georgetown, Texas

A.J. Otte, age 85, of Georgetown, Texas, formerly of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, with his family at his side. A time of visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Ramsey Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, 1333 West University Avenue, Georgetown, Texas 78628. Dr. John Duncan will be officiating the service.

A.J.'s life journey began in Best, Texas, a city off the Santa Fe Railroad in southwestern Reagan County, on September 18, 1926. He was one of Fred and Mary (Butler) Otte's three children. After high school, A.J. attended the Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas, before he enlisted into the United States Navy, where he bravely served our country during World War II. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he earned his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Like every good Ag, A.J. considered himself the proudest member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie student body. On February 7, 1948, A.J. married the love of his life and his best friend, Burlene Hasty, in San Angelo, Texas. After his collegiate years, he began his career in oilfield equipment sales for National Supply of Armco Steel. A.J. dedicated his time to Armco for over 35 years, working in Texas, New Mexico, California, the United Kingdom, as well as many places in Europe. He retired in 1985. He was a member of First Baptist Church, in Georgetown and served as a Deacon. He loved to work with young people, participated in Training Union, Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and Awanas.

His parents, Fred and Mary Otte, preceded him in death.

To cherish his memory, A.J. leaves behind his wife, Burlene Otte of Georgetown; daughter, Karen and husband John McRae of Lufkin; sisters: Myrlene Glasco, Nelda Gatewood, Shirley Reinke, and Christine Fuentes; brothers: Elroy Otte, Bill Otte, and Other D. Otte.

Honorary pallbearers include Elroy Otte and William Henry (Bill) Otte.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram, Texas at, the Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock at, or the Texas A&M University 12th Man Foundation at

You are invited to leave a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at
Family links: 
  James William Fritz Otte (1898 - 1977)
  Mary Jane Butler Otte (1904 - 1926)
  Burlene Hasty Otte (1929 - ____)*
  Marshall Elroy Otte (1924 - 2016)*
  August James Otte (1926 - 2012)
  Outher Damon Otte (1937 - ____)**
  Nelda Otte Gatewood (1939 - 2016)**
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Jul 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94183436
August James A J Otte
Added by: John Christeson
August James A J Otte
Added by: John Christeson
August James A J Otte
Added by: John Christeson
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A World War II veteran who served as a Quartermaster Third Class in the US navy.
- John Christeson
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013

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