Rev. Jean M. Ottensmann


Relationship to conference: Retired elder

Date of death: Aug. 26, 2020 at age 86

Arrangements: A celebration of life will take place Monday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at Elk River UMC (1304 Main St., Elk River). 

Appointment information: Rev. Ottensmann was ordained as a deacon in 1990 and as an elder in 1994. She served at Harron UMC in Brooklyn Center. She retired in 1998.

Rev. Ottensmann is survived by her husband, Bill; children, Peggy Harding, Michael (Elke) Ottensmann, and Lynn (Greg) Cottingham; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Gail Wendt, and grandchild, Barron James Cottingham.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Bill Ottensmann, 25474 12th Bay St. W, Zimmerman, MN 55398

Memorials are preferred to the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

An obituary was published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 28.

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