SallyLou A. Otander, 88, formerly of Jamestown, Falconer and Sebastian, FL passed away Monday (October 5, 2020) at Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
A lifelong area resident she was born March 26, 1932 in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Gustaf S. and Myrtle Nelson Anderson.
Sally was a 1950 graduate of Jamestown High School and attended Fredonia State College. In earlier years she was employed by the former Bigelow’s Department Store and served as the Director of the RSVP Program.
She was a member of the Thule Lodge, Foster Grandparents Program, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown and Christ The King Church in Sebastian, FL. Sally enjoyed spending time with her family and reading.
Surviving are three children: Christine (Martin) Schroeder, David (Elizabeth) Otander, Susan (John) Eckholm; eight grandchildren: Kelli (Jeffrey) Zentz, Matt (Charlotte) Lamer, Jennifer Lamer, Timothy (Christine) Schroeder, John (Elsa) Otander, Robert Otander, Lyndsey (Matthew) Fuller and Christopher Eckholm; ten great grandchildren: Stephanie, Heather and Dillon Kelly, Nicholas and Nathaniel Lamer, Carton Young, John Jr., Chase and Makayla Fuller, Silas Schroeder; four great great grandchildren: Fiona and Arlo Otander, Adam and Abbi Kelly.
She was preceded in death by her husband John O. Otander whom she married February 18, 1951, who died October 17, 2013 and a son Steven J. Otander on June 20, 1959.
A private funeral service will be held in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy J. Hoyer will pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Visitation will not be observed.
Memorial contributions may be donated to the SallyLou A. Otander Memorial Fund c/o Heritage Ministries, 4600 Route 60, Gerry, NY 14747.
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