Otis Lee Todd, 93, of Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at 4:16 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
He was born Feb. 4, 1911, in Crawfordsville, Ind., the son of Walter and Edna Hampton Todd. He was raised in Crawfordsville and attended Crawfordsville High School.
He worked at R.R. Donnelley in Crawfordsville, retiring in 1971. During World War II, he worked as a press operator and printed Bibles to send to servicemen. On July 16, 1933, he married Midred Havercamp Todd; she survives.
He was a member of the Mace United Methodist Church and was attending the Bethel United Methodist Church in Brazil. He was a 50-year member of the Masons F & AM in Crawfordsville. He was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 80, serving as an officer for many years. He was also a Golden Eagle in the Crawfordsville Eagles Lodge.
He and his wife enjoyed having a large vegetable garden and canned the bounty of the garden.
He is also survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Janis and Leonard Jorgensen of Brazil, Beverly and Bernie Burk of Vevay, Ind., and Marlis and Herbert Hankins of Lebanon, Ind.; one son, Marlin Todd and wife Susan of Brazil; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Dorothy Servies of Crawfordsville and Martha Ann Johnson and husband Don of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sharon Darlene Peebles in 1972; one grandson, Jason Peebles; and two sisters, Myrtle Black and Kathryn Bayless.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernie Rush officiating. Burial will follow at Mace Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. with Masonic services at 7 p.m., followed by Eastern Star services.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of choice.