Doris Marie Otis

 

April 16, 2021

Doris Marie Otis

April 27, 1933 - April 11, 2021

Doris M. Otis, age 87, just 16 days short of her 88th birthday, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Sunnyside Heath Care, surrounded by her beloved family members. She was born April 27, 1933, the daughter of Charlotte (Blair) Beargrease and Michael Beargrease on the Fond du Lac Reservation. She is known to many as Granny working various jobs for Fond du Lac. The majority of years working were spent at the FDL Head Start program was as teacher assistant, then as a foster grandparent.

Doris loved watching her children and grandchildren play their various sports and she was their number one fan. She was a loyal FDL Ogichidaag basketball fan and was extremely proud when her son started coaching the team. She also attended many local Pow Wow's, and was a proud member of the Fond du Lac Band. Doris also enjoyed going to rummage sales and thrift stores.


Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William "Bill" Otis; siblings, Catherine, Clement, James, and Josephine; and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her children, Ed (Karen) Beargrease, Carol (Don) Wuollet, Earl (Cissy) Otis, Karen "KO" Otis, and Bev (Jim) King; special niece, Marge Clark; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special pets, Scooby and Son.

Evening visitation will be held Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. The visitation will resume on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service also at Nelson Funeral Care. Interment service will be at the Culver Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required.


Evening Visitation

Nelson Funeral Care

Thursday, April 15, 2021

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

1004 Cloquet Ave.

Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Visitation

Nelson Funeral Care

Friday, April 16, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

1004 Cloquet Ave.

Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Funeral Service

Nelson Funeral Care

Friday, April 16, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1004 Cloquet Ave.

Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Burial

Culver Cemetery

Friday, April 16, 2021

12:45 PM

Brookston, mn

 

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