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Peter Ottesen

Peter J. "Otto" Ottesen

Friday, March 28th, 1952 - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Obituary

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, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
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Service Details

  • Visitation

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

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

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 2:45pm
    When
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 2:45pm
    Location
    East Cemetery
    Address
    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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