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Florissant in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kenneth J. "Ken" Otto

"Handyman Hardware Humanitarian"

 

— 16 November 1927 - 6 January 2006 —

 
Kenneth J. "Ken" Otto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, February 9, 2020
1. Kenneth J. "Ken" Otto Marker
Inscription.  Ken had a lifetime of community service in two cities & St. Louis County. He served Pine Lawn as Mayor, Alderman & businessman. In Florissant he owned two popular hi touch Handyman Hardware stores with wife Kathleen & sons Dave & Glenn, was Marygrove Man of the Year & Business Person of the Year & was a leader in the Florissant Rotary efforts to help others. He served 20 years on the County Planning Commission.
 
Erected 2017 by City of Florissant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 47.671′ N, 90° 19.754′ W. Marker is in Florissant, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Rue Saint Francois just west of St. Jean Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of the historic Heiman House, which currently (as of February 2020) houses law offices. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Rue St Francois, Florissant MO 63031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Lieutenant Michael J. Blassie (within shouting distance of this marker); James E. Fischer
Kenneth J. "Ken" Otto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, February 9, 2020
2. Kenneth J. "Ken" Otto Marker
Looking west on Rue St. Francois.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Timothy W. Kelly, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald L. Bond (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul J. Kohnen (within shouting distance of this marker); Sgt. 1st Class Charles F. Prevedel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry F. Hendel (about 500 feet away); St. Ferdinand III of Castile (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florissant.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on August 30, 2017, and this was the 31st plaque erected for Florissant's "Walk Through History" series.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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