Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX


Otto H. Thyssen

November 18, 1921November 2, 2019

Otto H. Thyssen, 97, of Port Lavaca, passed away on November 2, 2019 in Victoria. He was born in Danevang, TX, to Marius and Helga Thyssen on November 18, 1921. He went to school in El Campo, TX. Otto was married to Betty Logan for 60 years. He worked for GTE for 42 years. Otto was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army. He volunteered at the Memorial Medical Center up until he was 90 years old.

Otto is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

He is survived by his daughters, Diane Thyssen and Denise Woodworth; grandsons, Evan Woodworth and Blaise Woodworth; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 9AM to 10AM on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church followed by a Memorial Service at 10AM. Burial will then follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Port Lavaca.

The family of Otto H. Thyssen wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of The Courtyard Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Hospice of South Texas.


  • Marius Thyssen, Father (deceased)
  • Helga Thyssen, Mother (deceased)
  • Betty Logan Thyssen, Wife (deceased)
  • Diane Thyssen, Daughter
  • Denise Woodworth, Daughter
  • Evan Woodworth, Grandson
  • Blaise Woodworth, Grandson
  • Otto is also preceded by, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

    He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

  • First United Methodist Church


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Otto H. Thyssen

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Debra young

November 7, 2019

Mr Thyssen was a very special man I had the pleasure of working for.We here at courtyard miss his Im hungry wheres the coffee.He was a special angel that I was honored to meet and he will be truly missed.