THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lydia A. Ottensman
Lydia Alice (Hoffman) Ottensman, 100, of Menominee, Mi., formerly of Talbot, Mi., passed away Thursday, Jan. 23 in Fort Meyers, Fl.
Born Nov. 24, 1913 in Toledo, Oh. to Herman and Anna Marie (Hienrich) Hoffmann, she married John B. Anderson June 30, 1934. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1964. She then married James E. Anderson on Nov. 23, 1968 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1977. She married Alfred Ottensman Sept. 30, 1978, and he died Jan. 27, 2004.
A member of the First United Methodist Church of Menominee, she was an active member of the Daggett Moravian Church and enjoyed reading, knitting, visiting friends and life.
Survivors include three daughters, Iris (Charles) Harmke, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Ethel (Ronald) Dudley, of Swansboro, N.C. and Sarah (Gene) LeRoy, of Menominee; a son; Roger (Gayle) Anderson, of Ludington, Mi.; a sister, Magdalene Hall, of Stephenson; stepdaughters; Barbara Snow, of Hartford and Mary (Ken) Meyer, of Manitowoc; daughters-in-law, Shirley O 'Donnell, of Escanaba and Pam Anderson, of Tucson, Az.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Anderson; a step-son, Jim Ottensman; four sisters and four brothers.
Friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson on Tuesday, Jan. 28 after 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jim Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood, Mi. in the spring.