Jeffery Paul Otto


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AUGUSTA - Jeffery Paul Otto, 64, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home.
He was born Jan. 8, 1955, on Whidbey Island Naval Base, in Washington State, the son of Paul and Donna (Clark) Otto.
Jeff grew up in West Seattle, where he was an avid boy scout and played high school soccer. He was so proud of his state championship and proud of his grandson who won one this year in basketball. He loved professional sports, especially the Mariners and Seahawks, however after moving to Maine, he became a Red Sox and Patriots "#1 Fan." He rarely missed a game. His brother-in-law, Roger would call him a "traitor" as they smack talked back and forth.
He loved camping, fishing and hiking. Being an ordained Christian minister he was actively involved in the Light of Life Ministries located in Augusta, ME. He and wife Karenelise looked forward to Sundays when they would do their two hour live radio program that encouraged and inspired many with a verse or prayer, entitled "Rekindling Your Fire with Jeff and KK."
Nothing stopped him from enjoying every aspect of life. The selfless giving that Jeff showed his family and friends was reciprocated in 2009 when his sister made the life saving decision to donate her kidney.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of 16 years, Karenelise Otto; three children; Donald L. Fickett Jr., wife Jennifer of Bangor, ME, and children Guy, Kameron, and Desirae; great-grandchildren Landon and Logan; Kersten (Fenton) Noyes of Bangor, ME, and children, Parker and Hannah; Justine (Fenton) Buscanera and husband Nicholas of Wiscasset, ME, and daughter Sophia; his loving mother Donna Mae Rogers of Bellingham, WA; Sister, Joanne and husband Roger Eytzen, of Ferndale, WA, and children Ian, Ivan, and Erica; brother, Jerry Otto and wife Christy, of Hansville, WA, and children Ryan and Aly; In 2006 he was predeceased by his father, Paul Otto and Stepfather Lyle Rogers in 2001.
There will be no services at this time. A celebration of Jeffery's life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jeffery to his special, 9 year-old grandson, Kameron Fickett, who is receiving treatment for osteosarcoma. Checks made payable to Karenelise Otto, 284 Mud Mill Rd. Augusta, ME 04330 for his treatment and remission fund.
Arrangements in care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family through the obituary page on the funeral home's website at
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Marcus&Jessie; Varin
Aug 09, 2019
Our condolences. Tho we only knew Otto for a short time we are so thankful we had the chance to meet such a wonderful person, you both have been so gracious to our family, thank you 🙏 we are praying for you in this time of sorrow, keep heart knowing he now walks with the lord.
Kersten Noyes
Aug 04, 2019
Too many memories that I have to name one. I will always remember your warmth, laugh, your big hugs, your pancakes for the kids with “H” and “P”, being at the kid’s games, and just plain listening when we needed someone to talk to. I will miss you being there for my mom and taking care of her. You will be forever missed in my life. I love you.
Marjorie and Otto Ekk
Aug 04, 2019
Joanne and Roger we were so sad to hear of the passing of your brother. Our prayers are with his family and yours. May God grant you much peace during these difficult times.
Otto and Marjorie Ekk, Lisbon, Portugal
Mary Gillespie, Ralph Akins
Aug 03, 2019
God saw him getting tired,
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around him,
and whispered, “come to me.”
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
So He gave you rest.

God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best
Aug 03, 2019
Karenelise, We know and pray that our Father’s love thru all those around you gives you all that you have need of in special ways....sending condolences in this time of a physical loss.
Aug 03, 2019
Jeff, I wasn’t ready to let you go, Im heartbroken. I could not have asked for a better big brother. I loved how we just got each other. You struggled like no one I’ve ever known, that always worried me to no end. You were always upbeat, even at the most difficult of times. I admired you so much. I loved your faith. My spirit recognized that. I’ll love you forever Jef-ter-ep! 💕But I’ll see you again. Jo
Sharon (Clark) Ranney
Aug 03, 2019
I am so sad and my heart goes out to the whole family. Even though I hadn’t seen my cousin Jeff in many years, I always held him close to my heart with very special memories of Christmas Eve celebrations when we were kids.
Bette Coon
Aug 03, 2019
so sorry !!! I have many happy memories of our family camping trips together and your always happy face!! You will be missed but am sure your will be welcomed be at peace!!
Donna and Daryl brewer
Aug 03, 2019
I have so many memories of growing up with Jeff. From elementary school through high school! People thought we were twins because we had the same last name. You will be missed! Love you! Auntie Donna. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Teri (Rogers) Ambrozic-Santini
Aug 03, 2019
Jeff, I know because of your faithfulness you have gone straight to heaven! You were always so happy & cheerful, seeing the good in things. You met your demons head on challenging and beating them. You have been through so much and always came out the other side with a smile! God Bless Donna, Joanne, Jerry, Karenelise and all your extended family, I love you, your step-sister, Teri❤
Beverly Otto gregg
Aug 03, 2019
He will be missed great.y
Beverly Otto Gregg
Aug 03, 2019
I am at a loss Jeff was a happy caring guy and always had a smile. Love Aunt Bev
Ann Brown
Aug 03, 2019
So sorry. I'll be thinking of you and your family. Your faith and family will get you through. I know he was a good man and made you very happy as I could tell by your ministry.
Ron Wolf
Aug 02, 2019
Rest In Peace my cousin 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏