Ralph O.C. Kottke, 94

Ralph O.C. Kottke, 94, of Elk River (formerly of Coon Rapids), died peacefully at home Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.
He retired from the Anoka post office.
The funeral service was Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Dare’s Funeral Home in Elk River. Interment was private.
Mr. Kottke is survived by wife, Lois; step-children, Jeanne (Jim) Leitte, Jack (Cathy) Hettwer, Adele (Jim) Grow, Matthew (Cindi) Hettwer and Mark (Sue) Hettwer; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by grandson, Jeff Hettwer; and granddaughters, Alysha Grow and Laura Hettwer.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association or Disabled Vets.