Bernice A. Otto, 92 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center Sunday morning, March 6, 2022. She was born on January 29, 1930 in rural Gage County, NE to Jurgen and Anna (Schmidt) Rademacher. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, R. Pickrell. Bernice and Raymond Otto were married on June 20, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church. They lived on a farm near Pickrell until Raymond passed away, then Bernice moved into Beatrice. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church and the Woman's Circle, and enjoyed quilting, gardening, and bowling, cleaning houses and traveling with friends. \nSurvivors include her daughter Pamela (Leo) Wurdeman of Cortland; 3 grandchildren Brian (Kari Neemann) Pedersen, Lisa Pedersen (James Ehrman), and Julie Wurdeman; 2 great grandchildren; and sister Evelena (Richard) Pratt of Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond (1999), son Robert (1973), sister Sadie (Eugene) Fanning, brother Heye (Marjorie) Rademacher.\nFuneral service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Christ Lutheran Church, R. Pickrell with Reverend Doyle Karst officiating. The service will be Livestreamed on the church Facebook page. Burial in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery. The body will lie in state Tuesday from 11-8:00 PM at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with the family greeting friends 6-7:30 PM, and in state at the church one hour preceding the funeral on Wednesday. Family prayer service at 10:15 AM Wednesday at the church. Memorial to the family's choice with the funeral home in charge. Sign Bernice's online guest book at www.ghchapel.com.\nThese services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.