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Leon C. Ottens

March 4, 1933 November 3, 2021
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Obituary for Leon C. Ottens

LEON C. OTTENS, 88, of Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL.

His funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021, at First Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, with Rev. Chuck Huckaby officiating. The visitation will precede the service starting at 10:00 AM until the start of the service. Cremation rites will be accorded. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery at a later date. A memorial has been established.

Leon was born March 4, 1933, in Fulton, IL, to Garrett C. and Gertrude (Housenga) Ottens. He attended Union Grove and Ustick Township Grade Schools and Fulton High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Leon married Joyce E. Hoogheem on November 16, 1956, in Fulton. He worked for the railroad and for Butcher Industrial Movers. He farmed in the Chadwick and Morrison area for many years. Leon was a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton. He was also a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Leon enjoyed bowling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; one daughter, Pam (Weeter Weiting) Murdock of Savanna, IL; two sons, Kelby (Gloria Ivey) Ottens and Kendall Ottens both of Morrison; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Betty (Albert) Vos of Morrison; three brothers, Richard (Marlene) Ottens, Gary Ottens, and James (Barb) Ottens all of Morrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alberta Decker; nephews, Bart Hoogheem, Kevin VanZuiden and Corey Ottens.

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Visitation

Monday

8

Nov

10:00 AM 11/8/2021 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/8/2021 12:00:00 PM
First Reformed Church

510 15th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

First Reformed Church
510 15th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Monday

8

Nov

12:00 PM 11/8/2021 12:00:00 PM
First Reformed Church

510 15th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

First Reformed Church
510 15th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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