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Gary Lee Ottens

May 19, 1944 April 25, 2024
Gary Lee Ottens
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Obituary for Gary Lee Ottens

GARY LEE OTTENS, 79, of Morrison, IL, died Thursday, April 25, 2024, at Homestead Assisted Living in Morrison.


His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 29,2024, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, with Mr. Rich Criss, ministry coordinator of Emmanuel Church in Morrison, officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial has been established.


Gary was born May 19, 1944, in Morrison, IL, to Garrett and Gertrude (Housenga) Ottens. He was educated in the Union Grove Grade School and attended Morrison High School. He served his country during the Vietnam War, stationed in Thailand as a combat engineer for the United States Army. He married Linda Lou Schipper on October 18, 1968, in Fulton, IL; they later divorced. Gary was a full-time farmer. His commitment extended beyond farming as he also worked for the Whiteside County Highway Department until his retirement. Gary's mischievous spirit made him well known as a big prankster. He enjoyed putting puzzles together.


Survivors include five daughters, Julie Zuidema, Missy (Alex) Williams, Crystal (Marc Manchester) Ottens, Dawn (Dan) Quick and Angie (Scott) Strobbe all of Morrison; one son, Chad (Wendy Schuchhardt) Ottens of Mineral, IL; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Richard (Marlene) Ottens of Morrison, IL and James (Barb) Ottens of Dunnellon, FL; two brothers-in-law, Albert Vos of Morrison and Dewey Decker of Erie, IL; one sister-in-law, Joyce Ottens of Morrison; many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Natalie Williams; two sisters, Betty Vos and Alberta Decker; one brother, Leon Ottens.


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Visitation

Sunday

28

Apr

4:00 PM 4/28/2024 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/28/2024 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Monday

29

Apr

11:00 AM 4/29/2024 11:00:00 AM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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