Lifetime area resident, Beatrice L. Ottow, 81, 7879 Johnson St., Donaldson, Ind., died, following an extended illness, at 1:55 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2000, in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Center.
She will be remembered for having dearly loved her family: her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Beatrice was born on June 10, 1919, in Donaldson, Ind. She was the daughter of La Vergne and Minnie Freet Bollman. She attended West School.
On April 19, 1937, Beatrice and Max E. Ottow were married in Plymouth.
A housewife, Beatrice’s most enjoyable hobby was baking and decorating wedding cakes. She created many beautiful cakes for area brides. She enjoyed watching baseball games. An excellent cook, she always found time to cook meals for people who needed her help.
She was a regular attendee at the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church.
Beatrice is survived by her husband, Max, Donaldson, and by two daughters, both of Plymouth: Alice and Samuel Johnson and Melenie and Jack Flosenzier.
Six grandchildren survive. They are: Renea and Terry Beldon, Vonnie Bigley, Clayton and Vickie Flosenzier and De Von Flosenzier, all of Plymouth and Robbin and Todd Johnson of Culver. Ten great- grandchildren also survive, as do Vernon and Irene Bollman, a brother ,of Crown Point, Ind., and two sisters, Violet and Dale McGowen, Mentone, Ind., and Margie and Ken Reddemann, Citrus Springs, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and four brothers. Her sisters were: Ivy Green, Opal Campbell and Retha Benson. The brothers were: Frederick, Floyd, Marshall and Ralph Bollman. Two infant daughters have also died: Elsie and Nellie Ottow.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, October 19, 2000, from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. at the JOHNSON-DANIELSON FUNERAL HOME, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 20, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Charles Krieg, pastor of the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in Beatrice’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Red Cross.