Russell Walter Otto, died May 29, 2023 in Laramie. He was born in 1936 in Burlington, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Gail; son, Chris (wife Mickie), daughter Julie (husband Drew); grandchildren, Riley (wife Jessica), Tyler, Evan, and Brennen.
Russ had a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Wyoming.
He taught American Studies in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for 17 years and taught American Studies in Rawlins, Wyoming for 19 years.
Russ enjoyed teaching High School students, hiking, hunting, black powder hunting, fishing, reading, and discussing many books with his friends.
A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church in Laramie (1215 E. Gibbon Street).
Donations can be made in Russ’s name, to the First United Methodist Church in Laramie or the American Studies Program at the University of Wyoming.