This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Jackie "Jack" Ott. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Condolence From: John (Robert) Ryan
Condolence: I have known Jack since the 7th grade at Reed Jr. High, played football with him at old Central High and worked with him at the Springfield Fire Department. I will always think of him as a true Northsider and overall good guy.
Wednesday November 29, 2017
Condolence From: Jo Ellen Choi
Condolence: I worked with Jack at the downtown office with Probation and Parole. Good co-worker. He almost always had a smile and a good story! So very sorry for your lost. Keep your memories in your heart.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Condolence From: Teresa Lewis
Condolence: I worked for Jack many years ago at Probation and Parole. Not only was he my boss, but a true friend and confidante. Soar high dear friend...
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Condolence From: Dale Nelson & Suzanne
Condolence: I first met Jack at Reed Junior High School. I knew Jack as a Reed Beaver, a Central Bulldog and a U.S. Marine. But most of all I knew him as a good friend. I remember the care and love he had for his mother and his sister. He had a happy disposition and a ready smile. My condolences to Georgia and all the family.
Sunday November 19, 2017
Condolence From: Doug Phemister
Condolence: I had a lot of great times with Jack over the years both at work and away from work! He was one of a kind, no doubt about it! Jack was a man of integrity and if he was your friend you had a very special guy in your corner. He will be missed by many!
Sunday November 19, 2017
Condolence From: Sara Crosswhite Shelley
Condolence: I have good memories of Jackie, all the way from Reed Jr. High to Pizza and in between. I especially remember the hugs we exchanged whenever we would meet. Jackie's and Georgia's generosity will always be remembered. My sympathy to all the family.
Friday November 17, 2017
Condolence From: Ann Smith
Condolence: I had the pleasure of knowing Jackie from high school, he was quarter back and I was in the Kilties. He could lift your sprits with just a simple smile. I worked on the class reunion with him for many years and he made our meetings very interesting. I am so thankful I knew him and he will certainly be missed. May God be with you, Georgia and Family, my love to you...Ann

Wednesday November 15, 2017
Condolence From: Colleen and Jim Laas
Condolence: Proud to be friends and neighbor to Jack for 34 years. A kind and generous man.

Jim and Colleen Laas
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Condolence From: Mark Miller
Condolence: I knew Jack by the name "Sonny", and he was a great man. I first met him in 1986, and was taken not only by his sense of humor, but by the love and affection he had for his family. I could always trust Sonny for good advice, and I use some of his anecdotes to this day. How he loved to laugh ! He was the very definition of a good and decent and humble man, and it was a privilege to know him. My heart goes out to Georgia and all his family. Rest well, my friend. I'll miss you.
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Condolence From: Jim Kellett
Condolence: Among those "Northsiders" who attended Bowerman, Reed, and Central with us, Jack will be dearly remembered. In High School days, he was quarter- back, for years he offered a smile as large as the Pizzas he served us, and through the years I looked forward to seeing him at the M.S.U. Basketball games. His old Marine pals will miss him too! Jim Kellett
Tuesday November 14, 2017
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