Stephanie R. Ottens, 52 of Schaumburg, died, March 9, 2020
Visitation will be on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00pm with a service at 7:00pm all at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Stephanie was born February 8, 1968 in Park Ridge, Illinois the daughter of LaVerne and Marian Ottens. She worked for the accounting firm of McCullough and Rossi Accounting Firm.
Stephanie had a big heart and always went above and beyond to help people. She enjoyed movies, 80’s music, animals and traveling. Her greatest joy was being an Aunt. She took great care in planning special events for her nieces and nephews and spending time with them. Stephanie was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her mother, Marian Ottens-Finnberg, brothers, Bradford (Olga Lebedymska) Ottens, and Jeff (Wendy) Ottens and by her nephew, Jeremy, nieces, Crystal, Alexandria and Kristina.
Stephanie was preceded in death by her father, LaVerne.
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She was also a wonderful niece! I will miss her so much.
Shocked and saddened by Stephanie’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Steph was my step-sister for 30 years, my family always enjoyed our times with her. My father loved her dearly. Rest In Peace Stephanie.
Stephanie was such a lovely person with an incredibly kind heart. I will always remember the sound of her joyful laugh. Rest in Peace, Aunt Stephanie. You will be greatly missed by all of your nieces and nephews, including Ashley, Nick, and Alex Finnberg and Emily and Ally Mallek.
I can't believe it!! Stephanie you will be missed! Thanksgivings won't be the same, thank you for always doing shots with us for our mom, we will add you so now it will be two shots! Thank you for helping us move, the garage sales, the dinners. Your funny stories about Gus and Ivy. We will remember and toast you as if you were our own! You were the fifth sister in our family, thank you again. I hope our mom and your dad were on hand to welcome you, I know Gus and Corky were there as well. No more in pain heaven, God Bless!
How do you summarize a 30 year relationship with someone in a few brief paragraphs? It's as hard to do as it is impossible to believe that you are really gone. Stephanie was my step sister & a wonderful Aunt to all nine of her nieces & nephews who she loved a great deal. She was a loving fifth daughter to my Dad, who loved her very much. Steph was always there for birthday parties, graduation celebrations, dance recitals, soccer games , Father's day, at every holiday gathering & our yearly group outing to the zoo. (Not to mention the circus where she bravely took anywhere from 4 to 6 children, for years, on her own & where no was a word never spoken). I will remember our time spent together as a family talking, laughing & snacking. Especially our evenings spent laughing at the table playing cards with the "folks" late into the evenings, where she'd bid hearts but open with spades. May the tears that are shed for you now on Earth wash away your tears of pain & sorrow. Rest in peace dear Stephanie.
Our hearts are broken after learning of your passing. You had a Heart of Gold, always helping Family & Friends. Your presence in our Family will be missed Greatly!!! Sending Love & Condolences to Your Mom & Brothers.
Sympathy and Prayers go out to the family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Loved Steph like a sister! We were roommates in Schaumburg, and unknowingly lived at the same place in Bloomingdale prior to that! She was the most wonderful roomie and had a heart of gold!!!❤️❤️❤️
My deepest sympathy and prayers with the loss of Stephanie