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Rosalie I. Oetman

Rosalie passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at Ely Manor in Allegan.

She was born August 2, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Irvin and Ethel (Fletcher) Fuller. Rosalie worked at Allegan Tubular and Bernea Foods. She enjoyed sewing and babysitting all of her grandchildren. She was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge and was a longtime volunteer at the Otsego Seventh Day Adventist Church service center. On April 8, 1967 she married Clarence Oetman who passed away in 1994.

Surviving are her children, Teresa (Rick) Brown of Allegan, Don (Tammy) Oetman of Allegan and Vern Oetman of Vicksburg; step-children, Terry Oetman, Larry Oetman and Alan Oetman; 6 grandchildren, Lisa, Jared, Josh, Trevor, Chelsea and Hannah; 3 great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol (Dale) Wiley and Jennifer (Ron) Pillars along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; step-son, Steve Oetman; granddaughter, Tara Oetman; brothers, Raymond Fuller and Bud Fuller; sisters, Donna Stewart, Pat Phillips and Bea Syers and by 2 infant sisters.

Friends may visit with Rosalie’s family from 6-8 PM, Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 23, 2021 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

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Jan Jameson

July 20, 2021 at 2:57 pm

Rosie was cool people. Will miss her! She worked often in the kitchen at the lodge,and was very appreciated. I will always remember the many chats we had. I am honored to have had her as a friend. My sincere condolences to her family.



Theresa & Tim Campbell

July 20, 2021 at 3:58 pm

Teresa & Rick & family, so very sorry for your families loss. Sending prayers & our love.


Connie Halvorsen

July 20, 2021 at 6:06 pm

So sorry for you and your family’s loss! I’ve only gotten to know Rosie over the past couple of years, but I appreciated her friendliness to me and my brother.

My prayers and thoughts are with you!


Diane Boysen

July 20, 2021 at 6:29 pm

Very and families. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Rosalie was such a nice lady and she loved you so much. May the memories of your Mother comfort you during this very difficult time.


Cindy Bell

July 20, 2021 at 6:56 pm

Some of my best childhood memories are of the Friday nights at Aunt Rosie’s and Uncle Vern’s house with all of my family. She had the best sense of humor. She was always good with kids and I will cherish my memories of the little time I had with her now more than ever. Go be with Uncle Vern again and be happy. I love you.


Rosie Hayes

July 20, 2021 at 7:38 pm

So sorry to hear about Rosie. I’m so thankful I was able to visit her the other day. I will alwats remember how proud she was to be able to wiggle her toes, even though they were sore.

Love and prayers

Cousin Rosie Hayes


Sara Mitchell

July 20, 2021 at 10:23 pm

“Which one is Aunt Rosie? Oh, I know now!!! The one with the long white hair, funny with a smile on her face? The one that always came to see us at grandmas with the red truck!” Yes Carver that’s Aunt Rosie.

She always made us feel loved by coming over when she knew we were home, even if it was, just a quick hello.

We treasure our memories and will miss seeing you but know you are resting now – where you have longed to be for m as my years.

Love Cruz, Carver, Sara and Paul


Jackie Lou Thompson

July 21, 2021 at 12:31 am

She lived across the street from ustreet from us when we were much younger She was an awesome lady always came over for coffee with my mom and enter and talk And she would watch my daughter once in a while if my mom couldn’t but that wasn’t much She loved talking about her children And grandchildren She loved to be outside Rosie will be missed and remembered as a very cool grandma And an awesome neighbor


Jacquie Fillmore

July 21, 2021 at 9:48 am

To Rosie’s family I was saddened to hear of her passing. She did have a good sense of humor and a wonderful smile and laugh. She was willing to help when asked by the Otsego Women of the Moose all we had to do was call. Unless it was winter with a lot of snow then she would say No. Great lady and I know you will all miss her. So glad I got to know her. May she rest in peace.


Holly Smith (Barnes)

July 22, 2021 at 9:54 am

I am so sorry for your Loss. I am Blessed to have known Rosie for so many years. I will definitely miss running into her and getting the opportunity to stop and talk to her for a few minutes, and seeing that Smile.. .My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all!


Debbie Thomas

July 22, 2021 at 2:22 pm

So sorry for the loss of Rosie.

She always had a smile and was a great grandma to her grandkids. She will be sorely missed.


Kelly Smith -Peterson

July 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm

Rosie was pur neighbor on Knapp st for many years growing up, she was a wonderful lady who was always up for conversation wherever she seen you! Will miss running into her when I come to Allegan. My thoughts and prayers are with the family..


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