Obituary: Dr. Ralph Edward Otto
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Aug 2008, p. 114

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Dr. Ralph Edward Otto of Wilmette, IL, died in a plane crash on August 10, 2008. He and C. Michael Downey of Columbus, OH, had a mid-air collision killing all involved. This came only a week after his 67th birthday and about eight months after his wife Diane Lynne Otto died of cancer. They were married June 18, 1966.
Ralph was born and grew up in Blue Island, IL.
Ralph and Diane had three sons during their 41½-year marriage: Bill, Scott and Eric. Bill and his wife Shanna have three children Alexandra, Erin, and Charlie Elizabeth and live in Hinsdale, IL. Scott and his wife Cheryl have two children Jack and Sam and live in Libertyville, IL. Eric and his wife Laura have two children Heidi and Emily and live in Northfield, IL. Ralph is preceded in death by his wife Diane, his parents, Ralph and Helen, his Uncles Roy and Ray, and his Aunts Marion and Helen.

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Obituary: Dr. Ralph Edward Otto

Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.