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Ronald C. Ottjepka

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014

Ronald C. Ottjepka
AMBOY Ronald C. Ottjepka, 76, of Amboy, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon with the Rev. Frank Langholf, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy with Military Honors by the Combined Veterans Group and the Amboy American Legion. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 6, from 2-6 p.m. at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

He was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Wilma (Stanofsky) Ottjepka.

Survivors include his significant other Carrie Funderburgh of Amboy; children David (Sandy) Palgen of Manhattan, Lorene (Steve) Bryan of Bensenville, Anita Krejcik of Indian Head Park, and Randy Palgen of Coloma, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and one sister Carolyn (Jim) Darcy of Naperville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-son Jereme Pettorini.

He was a police officer for Elmhurst Police in 1971-1972, then he worked for the DuPage County Sheriff's Office from 1972-1975. Finally, he was an officer for the Addison Police Department from 1975 until his retirement in 1999.

He was a Veteran of the Army during the Vietnam Era.

Ron was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, the Dixon American Legion Post 12 where he served as Color Guard Commander, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Blackhawk Model Railroad Club, a Retired Life Member of the Illinois Police Association, and the DuPage County Police Association. He was also a Founding Member of the Illinois Auxiliary Police, serving as Chief and 1st President from 1981-1991.

A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com

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