Jerome Edward “Jerry” Otterson
June 11, 1950 – September 1, 2021
Jerome Edward Otterson of Omaha, Nebraska, was born on June 11, 1950, and passed with his family by his side on the evening of September 1, 2021.
Jerry lived his life with optimism, fortitude, resilience, humility, and the quick-witted humor for which he was so loved. A master carpenter, musician, artist, athlete, coach, and life of the party with witty remarks and stories. He was at home in nature, intellectually curious, always willing to lend a helping hand, and adept at creation and restoration, taking pride in his quality work and craftsmanship. Jerry loved rock and roll, sports, and the great outdoors. As a lifelong learner and teacher, he shared his wisdom and lessons generously.
He dedicated his life to his children as a devoted father and their most steadfast and loyal supporter. Boy Scout Master of two Eagle Scout sons, roadie for his son’s national bike racing competitions, “Guitaro” to his son’s rock band, dance dad to his daughters; his whistle rang proud at every ceremony honoring his children.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Beverly Otterson; his six children: Amy Otterson, Jeremy Otterson (Dana), Jesse Otterson (Stacey), Kristen Otterson (Allan), Shawn Otterson (Jill), and Shannon Westin (Matt); three grandchildren: Nicholas Otterson, Ellie Westin, and Riley Otterson; and two siblings, George Otterson and Mary Ameln. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Leonard Otterson and Margaret Mary Otterson; and sister, Trudy Otterson.
VISITATION: Tuesday, September 7th at 12noon, West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 1pm. Interment, Forest Lawn. Memorials will be directed by the family. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.