May 4, 1957 - April 1, 2016


Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Jerome “Jerry” A. Ottem, age 58, who passed away Friday at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Rev. Elizabeth Strenge will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jerry was born May 4, 1957 in St. Paul to Jack & Vonnie (Thorvig) Ottem. He was the first handicapped student mainstreamed at Apollo High School where he graduated from in 1977. He has lived in the Minneapolis metro area since 1977. He enjoyed the ‘big city”, the Twins and Vikings. Most importantly Jerry loved his Lord, and was a devoted bible reader. He treasured his radio. Jerry always had a pen in his left hand. He was a fantastic source of trivia of all kinds. We know he is in Heaven, walking with Jesus.

Left to treasure his memory are his mother, Vonnie; sisters, Joy and Julie; and five nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Jack; and nephew, Anthony.

Jerry is whole again and not in pain anymore.