Mattie (Helmuth) Otto, 95, Sarasota, Florida, passed away at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Hospice Hospital, Sarasota, Florida. She was born July 3, 1921, to Benj and Lizzie Helmuth. She married Albert Otto on Aug. 29, 1944, and he preceded her in death. 

Survivors include two sons, Cal (Jean) Otto, Sarasota, Florida, and Linn (Marietta) Otto, North Adams, Michigan; three daughters, Mary (Dale) Bontrager, Harlan, Indiana, Barb (Patrick) Lataillade, Miramar, Florida, and Edith Miller, Fort Wayne, Indiana; son-in-law, Bill Tschiegg, Flora, Indiana; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Noah (Edna ) Helmuth. 

She was preceded in death by parents, Benj and Lizzie Helmuth; husband, Albert Otto; daughter, Arlene Tschiegg; grandson, Jason Otto; son-in-law, Sam Miller; two brothers, Joe Helmuth and Eli Helmuth; three sisters, Anna Beachy, Rebecca Helmuth and Mary Ann Bender. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, with visitation one hour prior to the service at Bethany Fellowship Church, 4998 N. 500 East, Kokomo. Burial will be in Christner Cemetery following the service. Visitation for family and friends will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany Fellowship School, 5169 N. 600 East, Kokomo. 

Arrangements are being handled by Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, Greentown. Online condolences may be made at