Jay Musfeldt gets the "Moo Cow" award for correctly identifying the "cow path" question in the aerial photo below.
Very few young farmers today have probably seen cow paths, due to the changing methods of raising cattle, and basically no pastures anymore.

She was the last of her Otto family generation - a part of the "Greatest Generation" who gave us so much and we'll never be able to truly repay them for it...and sadly most younger generations will never fully understand what they have now and not realize where it came from.

The Otto families were many but I have very few pictures for this particular Manning family, so if any Otto or Otto descendant/relative has old pix, documents, and information please come forward and let me scan those things to add to the Manning Database.

Milda E. Malone

Milda E. Malone, age 92, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 14, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Ryan Roehrig officiating. Organist for the service will be John Panning. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren and spouses. Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll from 5 - 7 P.M. on Thursday evening. The casket will be moved to St. Paul Lutheran Church at 9:30 A.M. on Friday where visitation will resume until 10:15 A.M.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Milda was born on May 16, 1928, in Crawford County, Iowa, and was the daughter of Carl and Catherine "Tena" (Hass) Otto. She grew up near Aspinwall, Iowa, on her family's farm. Milda attended Iowa No. 2 country school as a girl and helped on the farm until her parents moved into Manning. She was married to Rudolph Malone on November 22, 1955 in Sac City, Iowa. The couple lived in several locations before settling in Carroll where she worked at the 71-30 Motel and did housekeeping for several families. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and did volunteer work for the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary. Milda enjoyed being outdoors, going for walks, fishing, woodworking, crafts, and spending time with her family.

Milda is survived by her daughter Barbara Hockett (Tim) of Manning; three grandchildren: Randy Hockett (Staci) of Mankato, Minnesota, Kelly Stitz (Brad) of Halbur, Iowa, and Adam Hockett (Bobbi Jo) of Carroll; five great-grandchildren: Mason, Nolan, Mia, Carson, and Logan; and several nieces and nephews.

Milda was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Catherine Otto; her mother and father-in-law: Emmett and Ada Malone; her husband Rudolph in 1971; five brothers: Heinie, Willie, Louie, Bennie, and Elmer; her sister Malinda Dammann; two nephews: Merlin Otto and Daryl Dammann; and a niece Marlene Hargens.

Iowa No. 2

Page 107 of the Manning Schools history book
A lot of the student & teacher names I have for Iowa & Hayes Township country school are thanks to Lois (Wilhelm) Peters.
She made many trips to the Denison Courthouse to transcribe information from the directors' books.

Carl Otto's first farm 1 mile north of Aspinwall
Do you know what made the lighter line marked by the arrow?
It was made by cows so it is called a "Cow Path."

Elmer Otto farm - both pix from my great-uncle Frank Ehrichs' collection.

H. Brus barn built by Carl Otto (I assume Milda's dad)

1935 Heinie Otto worked for Hannes Bunz also International Harvestor business in Manning for decades.

Heinie Otto - school janitor

Heinie Otto to his country school teacher Amanda Karsten

Heinie Otto to Amanda

Heinie could come across as scary & mean to kids but if you got to know him he was fun to be around.
I have a fun memory of Heinie. He was married to Viola Stuhr (a relative of mine). I would stop and visit them along Sue Street during the summer. They would both be sitting out on their porch. Heinie had a fly swatter in his hand most of the time. What was funny to me was that when he would swat a fly he would do it on his wife's dress or legs and not on his own pants. This wasn't once in a while but all the times I would stop and visit - something that has stuck in my memories all of these years.

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