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Gerald "Jerry" Ottesen

November 16, 1939 - November 6, 2019

Gerald “Jerry” Ottesen, 79, of Chicago, IL, passed away on November 6, 2019. Loving husband of Gloria, nee Martolini. Beloved father of Kathleen (Julian) Murphy, David (Lori) Ottesen, and Amy (the late David) Reichle. Adored grandfather of Meghan, Brian, Michelle, Erin, Lauren, Katharine, Nathan, Grant, and Nolan. Dear…read more

Gerald “Jerry” Ottesen, 79, of Chicago, IL, passed away on November 6, 2019. Loving husband of Gloria, nee Martolini. Beloved father of Kathleen (Julian) Murphy, David (Lori) Ottesen, and Amy (the late David) Reichle. Adored grandfather of Meghan, Brian, Michelle, Erin, Lauren, Katharine, Nathan, Grant, and Nolan. Dear brother of Margaret (the late William) Anderson. Uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Jerry was a proud graduate of Lane Tech in 1957. He then enlisted in the United States Navy and was Honorably discharged in 1963. He went on to continue his education and graduated from Northwestern University. In 1964, Jerry and Gloria married, and had 3 beautiful children. Jerry enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, mostly his grandchildren. Jerry was a longtime parishioner of St Benedict, and was involved with the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club. He was an expert at making their famous hand-squeezed lemonade, and was inducted into their hall of fame. His funny one liners and quotes will truly be missed by all. Funeral services Monday, November 11, 9 AM from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N Cicero Avenue, Chicago to St. Benedict Church for a Mass at 9:45 AM. Interment St Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html, or Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, www.nbgc.org. Visitation Sunday 3 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home. Info 773-736-3833

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home

6150 N. Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

Service Information

Date: Monday, November 11, 2019

Time: 9:45 am

St. Benedict Church

2215 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 11, 2019

St. Adalbert Cemetery

6800 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714

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