Otto Lech, 81, of Elkhart, passed away on Aug 18, 2019, at his residence after an extensive battle with cancer. He was born in Blumenhoff, Ukraine on February 18, 1938 to the late Rudolf and Eugenie (Malzan) Lech.
Otto is survived by his wife, Helen, a resident at Riverside Nursing Home. He is also survived by a brother, Edward Lech of South Bend; his children, Robert Lech of Colorado Springs, CO, Mark (Holly) Mueller of Michigan City, Monika (Rob) Mueller of Indianapolis, and Heidi (Dan) Ball of Elkhart. Otto was the proud grandparent of Ray and Joe Mueller of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his sister, Erna Mueller.
He was known for his gardening skills and was the owner of several orchards where he grew apples, peaches, plums, and many other fruits and vegetables. He worked for nearly 40 years in the Recreational Vehicle industry and attended the United Methodist Church of Elkhart. Otto was an avid fisherman, loved to travel, and was always ready for an adventure.
Cremation was chosen and will take place at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A celebration of life luncheon will be held at Ox Bow County Park in Elkhart on Friday, September 6, 2019 in the Haus Shelter from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be given to the Humane Society of Elkhart, 54687 Co Rd 19, Bristol, IN 46507.
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Elkhart County Humane Society
54687 County Road 19, Bristol IN 46507