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PDG Otto Kamrud

Lion Otto Kamrud joined the Park Rapids Lions Club in 1970 he was a valuable member for 13 years.  In 1983 he became the charter President of the new Osage Lion Club.

The youth were very important to Lion Otto through Lions and work.  Lion Otto was an educator and school administrator.  Lion Otto over saw the Peace Poster contest as well as the Drug Awareness Poster contest for his club.  Lion Otto and his wife Marie hosted many different foreign exchange students.  Lion Otto helped develop a swimming beach, a ball park, and a play ground.  If it involved KIDS, Lion Otto was always in favor. 

Lion Otto was very active on the district level.  He attended numerous Lions Conventions at the District, Multiple, and International levels. Lion Otto served as the 5M-9 Diabetes Chair for many years. In 199  Lion Otto because a District Governor. “PDG OTTO” is what his license plate read.  Lion Otto was a Melvin Jones Fellow and Helen Keller recipient. 

Lion Otto passed away at the USA/Canada Forum in Reno, Nevada on September 13, 2004 on his 68th birthday.

Lion Otto was elected in to the 5M Lions Hall of Fame in 2005 and received this honor posthumous.