Peter Joseph “Otto” Ottesen, age 67, of Rogersville, TN, formerly of Litchfield, CT, passed away
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 of respiratory failure and COPD resulting from pneumonia after a brief hospitalization. “Otto” as most knew him, was a Navy Veteran, a Past Post Commander and Permittee of the American Legion Post 27, a Bantam Volunteer Fireman and self-employed carpenter/cabinetmaker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl Russell and Rita O'Leary Ottesen; sister, Mary-Ellen
Ottesen and sister-in-law, Shirley Siddall Dunham.
Peter is survived by his wife, Pamela Siddall Ottesen; brother, Karl and Donna Marie Ottesen of
Columbia, CT; their children Kristen and Adam Silkes of Saunderstown, RI; Karl Russell Ottesen III of
Charlotte, NC and Scott Matthew Ottesen of Manchester, CT; brother-in-law, David and Bobby
(Barbara Jean) Siddall of Goshen; their daughters Kaylee and Nick Harrison of Pawcatuck, CT and
Nicole and Rich Cady of Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law, Debra-Lynn Siddall Fritch of Torrington and Karl
Fritch of Litchfield; nephews, Michael Dunham, and Kevin and Felcia Dunham all of Fitzwilliam, NH.
Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, May 31, at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Rd., Litchfield. Burial with Military Honors will follow in East Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 1 pm - 2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 27, PO Box 843, Litchfield, CT 06759 or the Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate