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Victor Otero

Victor D. Otero

Sunday, November 13th, 1932 - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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Obituary

Victor Dones Otero, 87 years young, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Affectionately known as the country singer with a Spanish accent, Victor was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico to

Petronila Otero Negron and Eduardo Dones.


He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Josephine and his siblings, Juanita, Aurea, and Jose.

He is survived by his sister Rosa, affectionate father to Helen, Eileen (Daniel), Susie (Mike). Grandpa to Steve

(Kristin), Vanessa (Kostas), Brad, Sara, Erica, and Matthew. Great Grandpa to Max, Lucy, Fletcher, Emma John,

Dylan and Travis.


Victor left his home in Puerto Rico at the age of 17 to join the US Army. While stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, he

met a Mexican Señorita, Josefina (Josephine) with whom he had three lovely daughters. He retired from

Rexnord in 1995 after 44 years.


Victor will be fondly remembered for his delicacy of “rice and beans”. Victor loved to sing in English and in

Spanish. His favorite pastime was listening to live or recorded Mariachi and Country music all day long.

Karaoke was his passion. He sang with a group of friends at multiple venues throughout Milwaukee. If Victor

wasn't doing a show you knew you could find him at the Golden Corral with his “barriga llena, corazón contento”

(full belly, happy heart) followed by having to adjust his fashionable, shiny belt buckle. Known for his joke telling,

clever card tricks and disappearing coins, Victor was also a casual magician who would leave you in wonder. No

one was a stranger to him and he warmly embraced all who met him. His faith in “Papito Dios” transitioned him

to his heavenly home.


A special thank you to Aurora At-Home Hospice (Rachel, Abby) for providing exceptional care during Victor's

final months.


A private family service will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, New Berlin, WI. Interment at St. Adalbert

Cemetery. If desired, memorials are appreciated in honor of Victor D. Otero to www.lifewisestl.org. A

Celebration of Life to be held at a future date. Please join us via ZOOM for the Family Service.


Victor Dones Otero Family Service

May 4, 2020, 12:00PM Central Time


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Beverly Dillon

Posted at 10:46pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Eileen Wolfington Posted at 12:32pm

My sisters Helen, Susie and I with to thank you for your kind words. Yes, loving memories have definitely filled those tearful moments. Be well. Eileen
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Melody Eiland

Posted at 03:46pm
My Condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
GOD BLESS, Melody Eiland DOC
 

Eileen Wolfington Posted at 12:34pm

Melody Eiland, my sisters Helen, Susie and I are glad to know that thoughtful co-workers like you have sent our family blessings during this time. Your message is appreciated. Thanks. Eileen
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Dan and Kris Perinovic

Posted at 01:31pm
Helen,Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Eileen Wolfington Posted at 12:36pm

Dan and Kris Perinovic, my sisters Helen, Susie and I are touched by your kind message. Sending you sincere thanks. Be well. Eileen
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Crystal Reynolds

Posted at 01:13pm
Sending condolences to your family during this time. Sorry to hear about your loss. I'm praying for peace, love and blessing to all of you. Sincerely, Crystal Reynolds
 

Eileen Wolfington Posted at 12:38pm

Crystal Reynolds, your prayers are appreciated by my sisters Helen and Susie and by me. I am the middle daughter. We are grateful to all of the heartfelt messages that we have received including yours. Be well. Eileen

Andy Gutierrez

Posted at 10:36am
Victor Otero was like a Tio/Uncle to me. Jose like a Tia/ aunt n Helen, Eileen n Susie were all like cousins. We lived across from each other on 10th n Scott. Shared meals, played games n lots of birthday parties together. My parents were Helen's Godparents.

My fondest memory of Tio Victor was him owning a 1966
Pontiac Catalina as I recall? It was a beautiful blue green. White convertible, like the picture below. It was the Coolest car in the neighborhood n he knew it.
Besides the cool convertible. Cars back then came with only AM Radio maybe FM was extra. Victor loved music n dancing. He was always moving his hands n hips even when he talked. Well Tio Victor decided to take it up a notch n bought a Under dash mounted 45 Record player.
State of the Art back than for electronics in the 60's.
Before even 8-track players.
Then he even got more creative. The heck with speakers in the back of the car he mounted them in the front by the radiator facing out So All Could Hear! Way ahead of hos time with loud music coming from your car. As we say know ......"It Was The Bomb" back then.
Then he asked me, do want to go for a ride? Of course i said. Who wouldn't. I can't recall if Helen Eileen r Susie went too? I was just in young boy heaven. Better than meeting the Fonz.
We then drove about 5-6 blocks away to the intersection of 6th n Washington where there was the I-94 overpass. We went under I that bridge a few times with the music cranked up echoing n all of us laughing. Coolest car with music for all to hear.

I googled "45 under dash record player" n found a brand he probably bought... RCA Victor 45 Under the dash Record Player. The ole brand had his name Victor in it.😅😅
That was my lifetime memory of Tio Uncle Victor Otero.
Thanks for letting me share.
Blessings n prayers to All La Familia.
Andy Gutierrez in Florida.
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