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 - OttoElkoOffereins...
OttoElkoOffereins OttoElkoOffereinsleftthisworldonNovember20,2010to joinhisparentsandbrothers. OttowasbornonAugust12,1946,inBandung,Indone- siatoHankandRitaOffereins.Ottoreturnedwithhisfam- ilytotheirhomecountry,Holland,in1950.In1959Otto’s familyimmigratedtotheUnitedStates,settlinginSalinas, California.OttograduatedfromNorthSalinasHighSchool andattendedHartnellCollegepriortoenlistingin theU.S.Army,becomingaWarrantOfficerandhe- licopterpilot.HeservedhiscountryinVietnam andafterflyingnumerousmissions,returnedtothe UnitedStatesasaChiefWarrantOfficerandWing Commanderwithmanycitationsandmedals. FollowinghismilitaryserviceOttoworkedinsalesfor anumberoflargeinternationalhightechcompanies.He thoroughl yenjoyedhiscareerwhichallowedhimtotravel throughout theworld. Heisprecededdeathbyhisparentsandtwobrothers. Survivors:HisbrothersEvert(Michele)ofSanJoseand Joop(Francee)ofSalinas;childrenKurt(Jen)ofSpokane, WA.,MeganEmrichofPasoRoblesandMichaelofChicago IL.,Threegrandchildren,Ally,OwenandGraham. Ap rivateserviceandcelebrationoflifewithmilitaryhon- ors washeldbyfamilyandclosefriendsonPadreIsland,TX. CORPUSCHRISTI,TX

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  1. The Californian,
  2. 28 Dec 2012, Fri,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page A4

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