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“Beth, Carter and Abby, I am at a loss for words. Chris was a great guy and will be missed tremendously. Please know your family is in my prayers. May...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Will, Lisa, Alyssa and Lauren Carew

“I'm so sorry, Beth. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
2 of 51 | Posted by: Dana Perrow Moran - Rochester, NY

“So sorry to hear of your loss, Beth. I graduated with you both from L'Anse High School and also attended Ferris State Univ with both of you. May the...Read More »
3 of 51 | Posted by: Tammy (Peterson) Sarkinen - WA

“Phil and Ott family, We are so sorry to hear of Christopher's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
4 of 51 | Posted by: Julie & Bill Stream - Ishpeming, MI

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
5 of 51 | Posted by: Julie and Bill Stream - Ishpeming, MI

“Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
6 of 51 | Posted by: Luke and Logan LaViolette, Elizabeth Melchert

“Sandy and Phil - Just heard about your loss. You have my deepest sympathy at this extremely difficult time. ”
7 of 51 | Posted by: Pat Mickelson

“The Shunk's Stan and Sue sending our condolences. So sorry for the loss of your Son, Bother, Husband, Father Uncle and Friend Christopher he was very...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Stanley and Susan Shunk

“I grew up with Chris in Manistique, MI where we attended Lincoln School together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. <3 ”
9 of 51 | Posted by: Patty Knuth

“So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! ”
10 of 51 | Posted by: Jenny Brautigam

“Dear Phil We are saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Can't imagine the pain you feel. Our prayers and sincerest sympathy goes out to you all...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Merilee & Patrick Radgens - MI

“The Rogers and Jordan family want to convey our sympathy for Phillip Ott and the Ott family. We are very sorry for your loss. Jim, Jane and John...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Sarah Rogers

“Phil & the Ott family. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. We have many memories of Chris & Bill playing basketball, football etc. ...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Patsy & Herb Calhoun

“To the Ott family, I am so sorry for your loss. For the last few years, I played basketball just about every Thursday with Otter. He always was a...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Peter Juntunen - De Pere, WI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Ott family during this sad time. We will always remember Chris as the little boy we called "Chuckles" -...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Tammy and Ed Roddy

“Beth. I am so sorry to hear this. I know the boulder you carry in your heart right now. The pain of Grief can never be understood until someone...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Shelly Tauber-Johnson - Menasha, WI

“My deepest sympathy to the Chris Ott family. I am so sorry for your loss of husband and father. My prayers are with you. ”
17 of 51 | Posted by: Marilyn Volz-Fritz - Manistique, MI

18 of 51 | Posted by: Pat & John Yirsa - Avon Park, FL

“My condolences to the Philip Ott, Andrea Smith and Jon Ott families. Chris was known to me as a child. I worked with his dad for many years and I...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: Marilyn Volz-Fritz - Manistique, MI

20 of 51 | Posted by: Pat & John Yirsa - Avon Park, FL

“Beth and kids, Uncle Phil and Andrea, I was shocked to hear the news about Chris. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I have you in my...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: Paula Schumacher

“Beth Abby and Carter I am praying for strength. I have no words that explain the sadness . I'm so sorry ”
22 of 51 | Posted by: Kim patterson

“Phil, Beth and kids L'Anse mourns with you today. None of us understands why the youngest, brightest and most successful among us are taken so...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: Elaine Castilla

“Beth, Our sympathies are with you. May God be with you as your family goes thru this time. ”
24 of 51 | Posted by: Chris and Gary Uren.

“My thoughts and prayers for Beth and your families at this most difficult of times. I pray that you find the strength and peace you need to move...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Jim Biesterveld

“Beth and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Our family has prayed for peace for Chris. We pray you and the family lean on God, friends, and...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Debbie Phee - Appleton, WI

“I was shocked & saddened to hear of Chris' passing. He was a good man, husband, and father. I am grateful that I was able to see him for the first...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Larry Hiltunen

“Beth, Abby & Carter, so sorry for your tremendous loss. Praying for comfort, healing and peace for your family. ”
28 of 51 | Posted by: Amy, Steve, Claudia & Gabby Murray

“Beth, Abby and Carter -- We are so sorry to hear about Chris. I did not know him well... but our paths would occasionally cross in the hallways of...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Cathy, Paul, Matt and Noah Lombardi

“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with the Ott and Brogan families. May your strong faith and the love of family and friends bring you...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Laura & Rich Schneider - L'Anse, MI

“My thoughts and prayers to the Ott family. God's love and peace to you all. ”
31 of 51 | Posted by: Missy Newland (Lehto)

“Phil, Sandy & Famiy, So sorry to hear about your son. Thinking of you... Our sincere sympathy. ”
32 of 51 | Posted by: Herb & Lou Tollefson

“Beth and Family,We are so very sorry for your loss! We are thinking of you and sending prayers for strength during this difficult time. Please let...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Aaron & Kim Rankinen - Sherwood, WI

“Beth and family, I am so sorry to hear about Chris. I worked with him many years ago at AAL and remember him fondly. Lifting all of you up in prayer...Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Cook DeRuyter - Oakdale, MN

“You and the entire Ott family have my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. Otter was a dear friend and will never be forgotten ”
35 of 51 | Posted by: Michael Recob - Saginaw, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. ”
36 of 51 | Posted by: Joe and Doris chaudier - L'Anse, MI

“May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences. ”
37 of 51 | Posted by: Patty Stiglich

“So sorry for your loss. What a tragedy to a wonderful family. God is with you and will guide you. Remember this during your most difficult times. ...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Beth,Abby,and Carter,We are so sorry to hear of Chris passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.He was a really good guy.Our Love Uncle Jim &...Read More »
39 of 51 | Posted by: The Dyers

“To the Ott Family May God comfort you during your time of need. My prayers go out to all of you. ”
40 of 51 | Posted by: Donna Fahrenkrug

“Beth, Abby, and Carter, Mary Lou and I are so sorry and sad that Chris has passed. Our sincere condolences and our prayers are with you all. He...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Uncle Mel and Aunt Mary Lou.

“Beth, Abby and Carter, we are so very sorry for your loss. We send you our blessings, prayers and support. Sister Kath & Sister Carol Jean ”
42 of 51 | Posted by: S. Carol Jean Peterson

“Beth and kids, Our hearts are breaking for you. Treasure the wonderful memories you have of Chris & we hope you feel comfort in the many prayers we...Read More »
43 of 51 | Posted by: Veronica Morton

“Colleen Ketola just called me to let me know. My husband John and I are so sorry for your loss ”
44 of 51 | Posted by: Catherine (Sands) Williams

“So sorry to hear about Chris! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers! ”
45 of 51 | Posted by: Jeanie Schultz - LAnse, MI

“I did not know Otter for very long but each time I was able to spend some time with him either playing golf or laughing at Mattson was a memorable...Read More »
46 of 51 | Posted by: Nick Horn - Freeland, MI

“Beth and Family~This was like such a shock I know we didn't keep in touch a lot but we all had great times in school and have alot of memories with...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Dave and Steph Pirkola

“Our deepest sympathy. ”
48 of 51 | Posted by: Don & Cookie Perrow - L'Anse, MI

“Beth, Abby and Carter - our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Know that are hearts are broken for you and there just...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Adam and Melinda Vonderahe - MN

“We are so saddened for you at this time, our hearts are with all of you. ”
50 of 51 | Posted by: Janal Bennett - LAnse, MI

“Words cannot describe how sad I was when I heard about Chris. I pray that your wonderful memories of him will bring you some peace in the days ahead. ”
51 of 51 | Posted by: Marianne Wickstrom - LANSE, MI

Christopher Philip Ott, lovingly known as “Otter” by his nearest and dearest friends, passed away on June 30, 2017. Chris was an amazing husband, wonderful father, and a loyal friend. Chris always put others needs ahead of his own. He was a quiet man with a heart of gold and was always quick with a one-liner. Chris was passionate about his Green Bay Packers, Michigan State Spartans, and his golf game. He enjoyed spending many evenings at the movie theater with his kids watching the latest action movie. Chris enjoyed cooking and was quite proud of his baking skills - he made a mean chocolate chip cookie and made his wife a cheesecake every year for her birthday. Chris spent his early years in Manistique, Michigan and later moved to L’Anse, Michigan as an adolescent. He graduated from L’Anse High School in 1990 and Ferris State University in 1994. In 1995 Chris married his high school sweetheart and they made Appleton their home. Chris worked at a few local banks before starting his 20 year career at Thrivent Financial. Chris is survived by his wife: Beth (Brogan), and two children: Abigail and Carter. He is further survived by his father: Philip, step-mother: Sandy; sister: Andrea (Robert) Smith; and brother: Jon Ott and special friend Carol Heiser. Chris is also survived by his in-laws: Dennis and Pam (Sayotovich) Brogan; Dennis and Jennifer (Brogan) Lundy; Joseph and Laura (Kahila) Brogan; along with several nieces and nephews. Chris was preceded in death by his mother: Sally Ann (Dyer) Ott, his maternal grandparents: Charles and Frederika (Jordan) Dyer; and his paternal grandparents: Dale and Helen (Johnson) Ott, and Denise (Rousseau-Eck) Ott. A funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald Street in Appleton. Fr. Jim Lucas will preside and Deacon Ray DuBois will assist at the mass. Family and friends are invited to gather directly at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery at a later date.