Peter Ottesen

Peter J. "Otto" Ottesen

Friday, March 28th, 1952 - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Peter Joseph “Otto” Ottesen, age 67, of Rogersville, TN, formerly of Litchfield, CT, passed away
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,
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Rowe Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 2:00pm
    Rowe Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    The Rev. Robert F. Tucker
  • Interment

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 2:45pm
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 2:45pm
    East Cemetery
    East Street
    Litchfield, Connecticut 06759
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Paul Rutkowski

Posted at 07:59am
I lost contact with Otto when I moved away from Litchfield in the 80's. We were good friends through high school and beyond and some of our escapades still can bring a smile to my face. I'm sending my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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