May 11, 1931 - November 20, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ramona (Wolf) Otis, of Palm Desert, CA and formerly of Willmar and Albany, MN will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (her birthday) at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Fr. Cletus Connors, OSB will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Ramona passed away on November 20, 2015 at Rancho Mirage Healthcare in Rancho Mirage, CA. There will be a visitation after 10:00 AM in the gathering space at church and lunch will be served afterwards. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany.

Ramona had a generous heart, and exceptional sense of humor and a loving spirit. She loved meeting and talking to everyone. This served her well through her lifetime, particularly working as a theatre popcorn popper/seller at the Albany Theatre during her high school years. It continued during her years as a Psychiatric Aide at Willmar State Hospital, a manager for a medical clinic for approximately 20 years, and as a salesclerk at an exclusive men’s shop in Palm Desert. Her favorites included her dogs, especially Sycee, sweets, mostly ice cream, chocolate, and caramel rolls. She enjoyed going to the casino, being a member of the Red Hat Ladies, and collecting Hummels, ceramic cows, and, but not limited to, depression glass.

Ramona is survived by her sisters Ruth Wolf, Rosemary Garry, Renee (Gerald) Esselman; brothers Ralph (Arlene), Richard, Robert (Beverly), Roger, Rodney (Barbara), Russell (Joyce); brother-in-law Alfred Torborg; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Doug, parents Ed and Veronica, sister Rita Torborg, brother-in-law John Garry, and sisters-in-law Alice and Joyce Wolf.