He was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Como, the son of Henry and Flora Otten.'Les was raised on his family's farm with four siblings. He graduated in 1933 from Sterling High School.'Les married Evelyn Musser on June 10, 1936. Survivors include two grandchildren, Lisa Cantu of Amity and Donnie Montgomery of Charlotte, North Carolina; five great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren; one special niece, Donnette Hoover of Sterling. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lila Jo, in 2007; and his parents.
Deputies say over the past months, Pike and Howard counties have been plagued with numerous thefts of ATV's, trailers, tractors and other equipment. After investigating, deputies identified Brett Holcombe as a suspect in the thefts.