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James Ohlendorf

April 8, 1959 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 61)

Obituary

James “Jim” Francis Ohlendorf, 61, of Ottawa, passed away January 30, 2021.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 5th at 7 p.m. at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with Reverend John Nordstrom Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service.  In observance of CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required and the number of visitors in the building will be monitored.

Jim was born April 8, 1959 in Streator, the son of Melvin and Margaret (Simons) Ohlendorf.  He is survived by his sister, Rebecca (Mark) Ohlendorf Jobe; a daughter, Kate Vaughn; brother and sister-in-law, John and Cindie Lewis; nephews, Joe (Emily) Foster, Tyler (Abbey) Lewis, Sam (Danielle) Lewis, Chris (Shelly) Lewis, and Robert Lewis; nieces, Sarah Lewis, JoAnna (Kevin) Burress; several step-children, three great nieces, close family and friends.  He was preceded to the heavens by his parents Melvin and Margaret Ohlendorf.

Jim was a passionate animal lover.  He loved the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs.  Jim liked cars and anything to do with cars.  He enjoyed the company of his friends and family.  Since retiring in 2014, Jim loved to travel.  He liked taking short bike rides, long road trips, and airplanes.  He was always looking for the next adventure.  The hole he leaves is greater than his 6’3” frame.  It’s a void we will never fill.  Please don’t just keep him in your hearts, keep him in your life.  Remember his laugh and his smile

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart and Lung Association.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home
1601 E Norris Dr
Ottawa, IL 61350

American Legion Service
Friday
February 5, 2021

7:00 PM
Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home
1601 E Norris Dr
Ottawa, IL 61350

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