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Rev. Laban Owino Otiende

July 25, 1955 — December 24, 2023



Rev. Laban Owino Otiende, age 68, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 7:00 pm Sunday, December 24, 2023, at his home.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 5, 2024, at the New Life Tabernacle in Vandalia.  Pastor Gene Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be at a later date on the family farm in Kisumu, Kenya.

Visitation celebrating Laban's life will be held 12:00 pm until the time of the service Friday at the New Life Tabernacle. 

Laban was born on July 25, 1955, in Kenya, Africa the son of Benjamin and Nedi (Musimbi) Owini.

He was united in marriage to Florence Makungu on January 2, 1982, in Kenya, Africa.

Survivors include his wife Florence of the home; two sons, Brian Adoli Otiende and Roger Makungu Otiende; brothers, Charles, Ayub and Nathan; and sister, Josephine.

Laban was preceded in death by his parents.

Rev. Otiende was an Ordained Minister of the Apostolic Pentecostal Faith.

Laban enjoyed preaching, reading his Bible and spreading the word of the Lord.  He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and church family.

Pallbearers will be Terry Waters, Lance Wheeler, Benito Ambrocio, Antonio Ambrocio and Javier Cruz.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elder Alister (Kenya), Elder Douglas (Kenya), Elder C. Mulema (Kenya), Henry Intizi and George Otiento

Memorial contributions may be made to Waters Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Laban's memorial page at  

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 5, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 5, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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