James F. Otey


Otey, James F. age 79, of New Hope, passed away on Oct. 7, 2006. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Miriam Ruth; children, Neil Otey, Jan (Bruce) Gottschalk, Kent (Pam) Otey, Susan (Kevin) Fletcher; grandchildren, Taylor, Afton and Jordan Otey; Lindsay, Jake, and Kyle Larson; Dan and Janell Gottschalk; Jason Chatlain; Evan & Nate Schlegel; Trenton Fletcher; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Olivia, and Skylar; brother, William (Frances) Otey; many relatives and friends. Funeral Service 10:30 AM Thursday Oct. 12, at Living Word Christian Center – 9205 75th Ave. N. – Brooklyn Park (763-315-7000) with visitation at church ½ hour before service. Interment to follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family to build a church in Indonesia in honor of James. First Memorial Brooklyn Park 763-560-4694

This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

Dear Otey Family,
Although you are comforted in the knowledge that your dad is now in Heaven, I know the separation is difficult. Please know that you have a loving church family who appreciates the legacy your dad instilled in all of you. His life has touched ours through you. We will be committed to holding you in our prayers in the coming weeks and months.

Although we never had the opportunity to meet Jim personally, we can see his legacy in those family members remaining. Genuine & honest folks who love God and live lives worthy of imitation. Please accept our condolences and know that our prayers are with you. We look forward to the day we will all be reunited in Heaven! Yours In Christ.

I am very sorry for your loss. I did not know James very well, but whenever I seen him I always remember his smile.