Lee Ottman, 64

Published 9:25 am Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Funeral services for Leland “Lee” Ottman will be 11 a.m. Friday July 22, 2011, at the United Church of Grand Meadow with the Rev. Karen Ashton officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. at the church on Thursday July 21, and will resume at 10 a.m. on Friday at the church. Burial for Lee and Peggy Ottman will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Grand Meadow Cemetery.

Lee Ottman, 64, of Grand Meadow, died Saturday July 16, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

Leland Duane “Lee” Ottman was born April 15, 1947, in Spencer, Iowa, to Marshall “Pete” and Burneice (Lundt) Ottman. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School and attended school at Brown Institute in Minneapolis and Austin Vo Tech. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was united in marriage to Peggy Vogelsang on June 20, 1970, in Grand Meadow. Lee started his own business doing T.V. repair and electrical work in Grand Meadow. He later worked for Gopher Welding Supply and at the Mayo Clinic for the last 31 years, where he recently retired. Lee served as an EMT for the Grand Meadow Ambulance for 15 years and was the recent commander of American Legion Post 140 in Grand Meadow. He also served as a Boy Scout leader during the time his sons were active in the scouts. Lee was very active in SEMBA Bluegrass Association and enjoyed going to many Bluegrass festivals across the area. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren.

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He is survived by his two sons, Eric (Lynn) Ottman of Chatfield, Minn., and Jason (Mylene) Ottman of Grand Meadow; nine grandchildren, Anthony, Jazmyn, Austin, Treyton, Kathryn, Tegan, Ryan, Amanda and Shiann, a brother, Darrell (Barb) Ottman of Rochester and a sister, Linda Ottman of Grand Meadow. He is also survived by his father-in-law, John Vogalsang of Austin, two sisters-in-law, Jody Mieska of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Connie Rabine of Faribault, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy in 2009; brother, Claron “Clar” and his mother-in-law, Kathryn Vogelsang. Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.