Amy Irene Otterman (Holsinger)


Birth: July 11th, 1925
Death: March 18th, 2017
Age: 91 years
Residence:Midland
Previous Residence(s):Flint
Survived By: She is survived by her grandchildren Todd Jarrard and his wife Andrea of Centreville, Md.; Bruce Jarrard and his wife Adriana or Charleston, SC;Gillian Seefeld and her husband Tony of Essexville, MI; and Melissa McDougall of Ann Arbor. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Alexander, Jacob, Zachary Fernandez, Nicholas Brody, Lucy Jarrard and Cassidy Jarrard. She is also survived by her siblings Wayne (Barbara) Holsinger, Christina Longstreth, Donna Kelly and Barbara Stevens.
Affiliations: She enjoyed dancing with her husband at dances at the IMA auditorium and the Disabled American Veterans hall where she was a lifetime member of the DAV auxiliary. She volunteered innumerable hours fundraising for veterans causes. Nothing brought her more joy than feeding her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and not letting them win at Pinochle or Hearts.

OTTERMAN (HOLSINGER), Amy Irene – Of Midland, formerly of Flint, age   91, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living Community in Midland.

Visitation 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, with the Funeral service at 1 p.m., Pastor David Stevens, her nephew from Roscommon Free Methodist Church officiating.

Burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 Amy was born on July 11, 1925, the daughter of the late Dorothy and Clarence Holsinger. She grew up on a farm in Coleman, MI with her 6 sisters and brother. After working at Dow Chemical in Midland she moved to Flint after marrying Allan Otterman on March 7, 1946. 

She raised 3 children in Flint. Deborah who was a strong minded feminist. Dennis, a Harvard graduate and Douglas, an attorney. 

She retired from the accounting department at AC Spark Plug in 1987 and continued to work for AFLAC for many years. 

She enjoyed dancing with her husband at dances at the IMA auditorium and the Disabled American Veterans hall where she was a lifetime member of the DAV auxiliary. She volunteered innumerable hours fundraising for veterans causes. Nothing brought her more joy than feeding her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and not letting them win at Pinochle or Hearts. 

Amy was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Allan, her three children, Debbie in 2008, Doug in 1991 and Denny in 1982 and her sisters Dorothy Chase, Glenna McKamie and Joyce Bonham. 

She is survived by her grandchildren Todd Jarrard and his wife Andrea of Centreville, Md.; Bruce Jarrard and his wife Adriana or Charleston, SC;Gillian Seefeld and her husband Tony of Essexville, MI; and Melissa McDougall of Ann Arbor. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Alexander, Jacob, Zachary Fernandez, Nicholas Brody, Lucy Jarrard and Cassidy Jarrard. She is also survived by her siblings Wayne (Barbara) Holsinger, Christina Longstreth, Donna Kelly and Barbara Stevens. 

A special Thank You to Clarebridge, a senior living community for their love and care over the past years. 

Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 



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