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Rev. Fr. Otto A. Koltzenburg

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Rev. Fr. Otto A. Koltzenburg

October 20, 1950 - May 28, 2023

Leavenworth, Washington

The beloved Father Otto Koltzenburg passed away in his sleep of natural causes at his home in Leavenworth on Pentecost Sunday, May 28. Born in 1950 and educated in Germany he came to the United States. As a Catholic priest he served throughout the state with a multitude of followers. A 4th degree Knight of Columbus, he developed one of the world’s largest memorials to the sanctity of life. Known as a brilliant scholar, he was the author of 12 books and an expert on sainthood. He is also forever remembered as a Christian martyr having suffered persecution.  “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteous sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:44