OTHO – James Mernka, 76, of Otho, IA, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel. The visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.