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Saturday March 18th, 2017

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James L. "Jim" Ottensmeier

MARION--- James “Jim” L. Ottensmeier, 68, passed away Monday, March 13th, 2017 at his home in Marion, KS. He was born April 1, 1948 in Marion, KS to Levern and Martha (Hansen) Ottensmeier. Jim grew up in Marion Kansas, attended school and graduated Marion High School in 1966. He married Jo Ann Looney, of Florence, on May 23, 1970.  Jim served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1975.  Jim’s tour of duty included the Asian Pacific Theater (Okinawa Japan) where he was a load master/corrosion control specialist on C-130 aircraft.  He also spent time in Germany, Turkey, Spain, England & Iceland with his final duty station at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville Arkansas where he was honorably discharged. 

After his military duty, Jim worked as a metal fabricator.  He worked for Donahue Manufacturing in Durham, Hesston Corporation in Hesston, Heckendorn Manufacturing in Peabody and finally for Hillsboro Industries in Hillsboro.    

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by Jo Ann and three children all of Marion: Michael (Leah) Ottensmeier his daughter Katie; and their children Garrett and Austin. Tami (Jeff) Williams and their children: Becca and Courtney.  Keith (Morgan) Ottensmeier and their child: Mason.

Also surviving is a sister, Anita (Ottensmeier) Schill of El Dorado, Kansas 

The family is planning a service at Claney Cemetery, rural Marion on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 3:30 pm.

Zeiner Funeral Home of Marion is handling the arrangements. Jims’ family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice, Newton, KS. We would also like to thank everyone for their loving care and thoughtfulness for our Dad and our family. Memorials may be sent to Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion Kansas.

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Joann, We are so sorry for your loss, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you at this time. Please extend our sincere sympathy to your Family.
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Atmos Energy Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM

Mike and Leah,

We are so sorry for your losses! Such a good picture of Jim! I have many fond memories of my school years with Jim! He will be missed by many!

Don and Loretta Keazer Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM

Jim was an awesome person. We had alot of years through school and Walther League in Our Saviours Lutheran Church to be friends. Prayers to family.

Henrietta Klein Chestnut Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM