Fred W. Othmer


Fred W. Othmer, 87, of Washington, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his residence.
A graveside service and interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine with Rev. Rick Zickefoose officiating. A memorial has been established for Hospice of Washington County. The Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for Fred's family through the web at
Fred was born November 22, 1932 in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Wesley Herbert and Ruby Virginia (Mowel) Othmer. He attended Muscatine High School and served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Fred was united in marriage to Juanita Howard on January 14, 1953 in Muscatine. She preceded him in death in 1993. He married Linda Martin on March 17, 2002 in Yuma, Arizona.
Fred worked as a union plumber for over 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and square dancing.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Othmer, of Washington, IA; stepsons: Ron Kuntz of Washington, IA; Tony (Robyn) Kuntz of Washington, IA; and Steve (Anita) Kuntz of Lodgepole, NE; stepgrandchildren: Amber Rickeberg; Jeremy (Teresa) Kuntz; Matthew (Brianna) Kuntz; Joseph (Krysta) Kuntz; Cody (Abby) Kuntz; and Samantha Smith; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; siblings: Mary Jane (Bob) Fridley of Muscatine, IA; Leo (Joanie) Othmer of Davenport, IA; Barbara (Floyd) Cooper of Stronghurst, IL; and Helen (Gary) Harmon of Muscatine, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: wife, Juanita; and brother, Ted Othmer.

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