Otto  Lech


Otto Lech, 81, Elkhart, passed away Aug. 18 at his residence after an extensive battle with cancer.
He was born in Blumenhoff, Ukraine, Feb. 18, 1938, to the late Rudolf and Eugenie (Malzan) Lech.
Otto is survived by his wife, Helen, a resident at Riverside Nursing Home. He is also survived by a brother, Edward Lech, South Bend; his children, Robert Lech, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mark (Holly), Mueller, Michigan City, Monika (Rob) Mueller, Indianapolis, and Heidi (Dan) Ball, Elkhart. Otto was the proud grandparent of Ray and Joe Mueller, Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Erna Mueller.
He was known for his gardening skills and was the owner of several orchards where he grew apples, peaches, plums and many other fruits and vegetables. He worked for nearly 40 years in the recreational vehicle industry and attended the United Methodist Church of Elkhart. Otto was an avid fisherman, loved to travel and was always ready for an adventure.
Cremation was chosen and will take place at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A celebration of life luncheon will be held at Ox Bow County Park, Goshen, Friday, Sept. 6, in the Haus Shelter, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be given to the Humane Society of Elkhart, 54687 C.R. 19, Bristol, IN 46507.
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Published on August 22, 2019
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