OBITUARY

Amy Jo Ottke

July 16, 1973October 29, 2018
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Amy Jo Ottke, age 45, of Haslett, Michigan passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Amy was born in Lansing, MI to Marty and Sheri (Morris) Wade. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Julia Wade, Ray and Winnie Morris and great niece, Taylen. Left to cherish her love and countless memories are Rob, her husband of 13 years; their children, Mackenzie, Hannah, Jacob, and Emileigh; grandson, Conner; her parents, in-laws, Bob and Raylynn Ottke; sister, Kimberly (Seth) Blakeman and brother Bill (Lisa) Wade; nieces and nephews, Madison, Chloe, Alexis, Tyler, Nick, Noah, Ryan, Carter, Amanda, and Eric; great nieces and nephew, Kayla, Evelyn, and James; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Amy loved to spend time with her family, especially her husband Rob. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, big sister, and friend who loved to go on camping and kayaking trips. She had a special place in her heart for dear friends, Todd, Dawn, Melissa, and Dan. She was very active in her community, her children's schools, youth sporting events, and taking her daughters to dance. Amy had a love for her faith. She loved teaching CCD with her friends, Jackie and Anita, as well as attending her Saturday morning book club with many close friends. Visitation will be held at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home Lansing Chapel, 900 East Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018. A celebration of Amy's life will be held at St. Martha Catholic Church, located at 1100 West Grand River, Okemos, MI 48864 on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a 1 hour prior visitation. Contributions can be made in Amy's memory to Ele's Place, 1145 West Oakland Ave., Lansing, MI 48915. For any questions regarding service please contact Gorsline Runciman East Lansing Chapel at (517) 337-9745. Your memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.greastlansing.com for the Ottke family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Holmes
  • Jeff Maloney
  • Bill Wade
  • Armando Rosalez
  • Seth Blakeman
  • Jeff Amley

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Amy Jo Ottke

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Julie (Morris) Snoeyink

November 9, 2018

Sherry I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter . God has taken back a beautiful Angel. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Lora Bradley

November 7, 2018

Rob for you and yours I extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy and have utmost compassion for you and your entire family. I just learned last night of Amy's passing and it quickly saddened me deeply. My heart hurts for you and your family very much! I can honestly say that in all the years of my working interactions with Amy at ICSO she always, always was kind, respectful, teaching and even very funny many times with me as you have also been . I want you to know that had I known I most certainly would have been at her services to pay my last respects to Amy and give you my respect and love as well! I hope you realize that I truly appreciated her and I am truly saddened that she is gone. May God bless and keep her and May God bless and keep you and your family in the palms of his hands!

Nancy Harvey

November 5, 2018

Sheri, my dear Sheri. Even though we have lost touch throughout the years, I can't tell you enough how sadden I am hearing the news of the loss of your precious baby girl. I can't even find the words to let you know how touched I am for you and your family. You will be in my prayers asking for strength, guidance and the grace of god's love. I know Amy was such a special wonderful soul.

Kelly Criscuolo

November 5, 2018

Our family is so very saddened to hear the news of Amy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Amy was one of the first people we met when we joined St. Martha parish, about 4 years ago. She made my boys feel so comfortable going to religious Ed, like she had known them forever. We were always happy to see her familiar, smiling face there. She will be greatly missed. Praying for you all.

The Criscuolo Family (Luke and Dom)

Gloria Wilson

November 3, 2018

Marty, Shari & family,
Bob & I were shocked to hear the passing of Amy. Good memories of Amy & the whole 5th grade St Mary's students. May God wrap his arms around you & comfort you at this difficult time!
Bob & Gloria Wilson

Dawn Sawallich

November 2, 2018

I am so thankful to have Amy as a friend and to be considered family. I miss Amy beyond belief. I am so grateful for the memories we have made together (camping,kayaking, birthdays, and holidays)and will always cherish them. Miss you sister!

Dawn Sawallich

November 2, 2018

I am so thankful to have a friend like Amy and to be considered family. I miss her beyond belief. I will always cherish our memories! Miss you sister!

Aurea Booncharoen

November 1, 2018

Dear Ottke family,
I’ve known Amy all the years she was teaching at St Martha she was always a pleasant person to talk too. I’ve also taught Emileigh preparing her for her first reconciliation and holy Eucharist. So very sorry indeed for Rob and the whole family. I will be praying for you and hope that you will be comforted by everyone’s prayer offering and thoughtfulness.

Sarah Williams

October 31, 2018

Dear The Best Neighbors EVER,

We can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your recent loss. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, we pray you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. May your hearts remain filled with the wonderful memories of the joyful times you all shared together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Meriyah will always remember the camping trip with you all where Amy had the kids do a donut eating contest from the hanging string, lol! It was also where she first learned to ride a bike!

May your many memories of your wife/mother help to sustain you at this most difficult time.

Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you!

Sincerely,

Sarah and Meriyah

Leisha (Yerkes) Richardson

October 31, 2018

While many years have passed since I last saw her, Amy was one of my dearest friends in school and it saddened me greatly to hear of her sudden passing. She could always make me laugh and we shared so many fun times during those middle school years. I will always treasure those memories from our youth. My sincerest condolences and loving thoughts to Amy's entire family.

Biography

Amy Jo Ottke, age 45, of Haslett, Michigan passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Amy was born in Lansing, MI to Marty and Sheri (Morris) Wade.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Julia Wade, Ray and Winnie Morris and great niece, Taylen.
Left to cherish her love and countless memories are Rob, her husband of 13 years; their children, Mackenzie, Hannah, Jacob, and Emileigh; grandson, Conner; her parents, in-laws, Bob and Raylynn Ottke; sister, Kimberly (Seth) Blakeman and brother Bill (Lisa) Wade; nieces and nephews, Madison, Chloe, Alexis, Tyler, Nick, Noah, Ryan, Carter, Amanda, and Eric; great nieces and nephew, Kayla, Evelyn, and James; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Amy loved to spend time with her family, especially her husband Rob. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, big sister, and friend who loved to go on camping and kayaking trips. She had a special place in her heart for dear friends, Todd, Dawn, Melissa, and Dan.
She was very active in her community, her children's schools, youth sporting events, and taking her daughters to dance. Amy had a love for her faith. She loved teaching CCD with her friends, Jackie and Anita, as well as attending her Saturday morning book club with many close friends.