Lillie M. O’Hotto, age 80, of Isanti died August 20, 2012 at Cambridge Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 24th at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti with Rev. Clifton Hanson officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Lillie Marget O’Hotto was born January 6, 1932 in Kelliher, Minnesota to Ole and Selma (Bent) Pearson. They also lived in Sidelake before moving to Hibbing where Lillie graduated from Hibbing High School. In 1951 Lillie married Harold O’Hotto and they had two children, Tom and Margit. Lillie later moved to the Coopers Corner area in Bethel where she raised her children. She worked as a cook at St. Francis Elementary School and then as a Quality Control Facilitator at Federal Cartridge until her retirement. Lillie built a beautiful log home in Waskish where she lived until 2000 when she moved to Isanti. In her young adult years she enjoyed fishing. She also enjoyed knitting, playing cards, working on crafts and especially playing Mexican Train. Lillie loved visiting with her family and friends and she immensely enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lillie O’Hotto passed away August 20, 2012 at Cambridge Medical Center at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 14 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Margit; three brothers, Peter, Nils and Harry Pearson; and sister, Ellen Nylund.
Lillie will be lovingly remembered by her son, Tom (Bonnie) O’Hotto of Cambridge; one brother, Vincent (Maryann) Pearson of Carson City, Nevada; one sister, Vivian Buckingham of Isanti; 6 grandchildren, Tamara (Troy) Strecker, Melanie (Shaun) Murray, Joel (Michele) Hansel, Tom II (Melissa) O’Hotto, Greg Yerigan, and Lisa Yerigan (Kenneth Noren); 10 great-grandchildren, Elise, Lily, Meagan, Evan, William, KeOntay, Damian, Madison, Lucas, and Lausen; and by many other relatives and friends.