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   GARWIN --- Services for Lawrence  Otta, 67, rural  Garwin, who died Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Tama.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Montour.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  a memorial fund has been established.
   He was born Aug. 1, 1922 in rural Montour to James and Emma Prusha Otta. He attended rural schools and graduated from Montour High School in 1939.
   He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
   He farmed and also also had a dairy operation.  He was also employed at the ASCS office in Toledo.
   On Oct. 15, 1951 he married Martian Harris in Montour and they lived ear Garwin.  He retired fro, farming about a year ago.
   Survivors include his wife, Marian, two daughters, Kathy (Mrs. Al) Mason, and Nancy Otta, Montour; a sister, Clara Anderson, Marshalltown; a brother, James Otta, McCallsburg; and two granddaughters.

[courtesy of "Lyle & Marsha"]

Grave marker for Lawrence W. Otta in Maple Hill Cemetery, Montour (Tama county), Iowa.

Lawrence enlisted in the Army at Camp Dodge, Herrold, IA on 22 October 1942.

Pvt Otta was transferred from the Reception Center, Camp Dodge, IA to Co B, 508th PIR on 31 Oct 1942.

  On 17 July 1943, he was listed in the Devil's Digest (July 17, 1943 ediion) amongst a group departing Camp Mackall for various school assignments.  He did not return to the regiment.

Lawrence filed this application for the Iowa WWII Veterans bonus on 18 May 1949.  On the second page he listed his service units as the 508th PIR and the 87th Infantry Division.





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