Ottiwell Adams

October 4, 1921December 20, 2010

Adams, Ottiwell ‘Ott’ E. Muskegon

Ottiwell E. Adams, age 89, was born in Luther, Michigan on October 4, 1921 and passed away on December 20, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Esther ‘Pauline’ Adams. Surviving are his four children, Ottiwell Jr., ‘Gene’ (Shirley), Tom (Lorraine), Ruth (Bob) Kelsch, Nancy (Ken) Schmitt; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Alfred Adams. Ott was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #446. He retired from Bastian Blessing. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 29, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 28, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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tammy Williams(Nickerson)

December 30, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the family..I am really going to miss him..I look back on many many years with Ott and Pauline and the family.I can recall many times of having to be at the Muskegon airport to wait for my Dad and Ott to get back from bieng on the road working and after we would pick them up,Off to Village Inn pizza we would go..So many funtimes there,with Scott and Becky and all..Putting on the crazy hats and having fun,while they would be drinking thier beer..I will forever hold them memories dear to my heart..The Adams were my family,and sorry I could not make it to the service,but please know I am thinking of all of you..I now have Dad(Jack Nickerson) and Ott as my guardian angels in Heaven..I will be praying for all of you..

Kate (Kathy Jo) VanGelderen

December 28, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of grieving. Sending prayers up for strength and healing for all of you. Uncle Ott you will be greatly missed. I will always remember you and my dad sitting in the garage talking, making sauerkraut, you cutting his hair with the buzz cutters. God bless the world has lost an amazing man but alas I know heaven has gained another angel.

December 28, 2010

Judy and Dirk,

Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Ralph & Ruth Payne

Cheryle Leach Page

December 28, 2010

Dearest Adams Family,
I have many memories of Ott since I was born into his family not by blood but by love. One memory that sticks in my mind is when I was young we went to some friend's wedding..I with my parents, Ott and Pauline. As we walked up to the church, Ott on one side and my Dad on the other he looked down at me and said, "You know if anything happens to your Dad before you get to walk down the isle I'd be happy to do it". I knew at that moment that I was truly blessed and to know the Adams Family for all these years has been a Great Blessing. Ott, Pauline, Ted & Mary are all now at the table in heaven having coffee..may they Rest in Peace and we know they are watching over all of us!
My Deepest Sympathy,

vickie Hasse

December 27, 2010

Tom,Loraine, an family i am very sorry about the loss of your father.
You are in my thoughts an prayers....

Jeffrey Nummerdor

December 26, 2010

I have spent a lot of time with my Grandpa throughout my life. He has been a true inspiration and hero to me. His lifelong marriage, devoted love for his family and country , his outright fairness to all have set the highest standards, beliefs and morals in my life, that I could only dream to live up to.
My grandpa is with me in every part of my life and always will be. From the way I tape over envelopes on packages that I mail so the address will not be smeared. To the way I will wrap a plain white paper around a check that I am sending so that no one can hold it up to the light and see wants in it. Or to the way I roll my electrical cord in my work shop. He has taught me more things and instilled more morals and beliefs in me than I could ever mention.
For all of these things and many more, I cannot thank him enough for what he has given me in my heart mind and soul. At the end of my life, I can only hope to be a portion of the man my grandpa was.
Grandpa, I thank you for everything you have given me and will give me. I am glad that you are able to spend the holidays and eternity with your lifelong love grandma. You are always in my heart and will always walk with me with every breath in my body.
I love you!
Your grandson,

Jeffrey Nummerdor
Edith Nummerdor
Justin Nummerdor

Roger & Judy Hilliard

December 26, 2010

Judy and I are sadden by your families loss. I will always remember the time our family spend together growing up in Muskegon.

December 23, 2010

Judy & Dirk,

Our sympathies and prayers go to you and your family during this difficult time. May your Grandfather Rest In Peace.

Kind Regards

Dawn Puehler & Kent McKay

December 22, 2010

Just wanted to say that we will miss you Uncle Ott. I know in my heart that you are in a better place walking along side of Jesus. And reuniting with your love, Aunt Pauline. I will always have the deepest and fond memories of the both of you. As a child I remember Uncle Ott living with us and he would take me to school so that I wouldn't have to walk in the cold weather. I will always cherish the memories of having such a great uncle and aunt. With love, your niece, Sandy Myers