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In light of recent events, we have decided to modify our practices here at Ottawa Funeral Home. It is very important to us that we keep everyone, families and employees, safe and healthy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are the guidelines based on the current government orders: 

The CDC and local Health officials have minimized the restrictions on funerals. Despite that, we do ask that masks still be worn!

Every family member we assist is part of our family at Ottawa Funeral Home, and we understand the importance of grieving. Grief does not stop in the midst of a pandemic, and we will work with each and every family through their grieving process. Those individuals in our care will remain in the safe and caring hands of the funeral home during this time.  

It takes an entire community to come together at a time like this. Reach out to your loved ones and friends during their time of loss, and remember you are not alone.  

From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate everyone following the rules and keeping each and every one of us safe. We would also like to thank everyone for their patience and kindness as we navigate this trying time together.

As more information becomes available, we will update our website and Facebook page. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please call the Ottawa Funeral Home at 815-433-0300.  

Sincerely, Nelson and Karen Nussbaum

Updated: 11/23/2021 


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Pauline Hefler Ottawa


Pauline Hefler, 69, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at her home in peace. A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 pm Friday, January 21, 2022 at Ottawa Funeral Home, with Rev. David...

Joseph Jankowski


Joseph L. Jankowski, 97, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Ottawa, IL, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, at his daughter's home surrounded by loving family.  Mass of Christian Burial...

Brian Boam Ottawa


Brian Boam, 40, of Darien, IL, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, from Covid complications. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am on...

Kenneth Brown Harding Il


Kenneth Brown, 88, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Friday January 7, 2022 at LaSalle Co. Nursing Home. Prayer services will be at 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 12 at Ottawa Funeral Home, with Fr Gary...

Margaret Dropek


Margaret Louise Dropek (née Farmer) was called home to her Heavenly Father on December 26, 2021 at the age of 99.  Marge will be interred at Marseilles Riverview Cemetery with a...

Michael Maskel Marseilles


Michael P. Maskel, 60, of Marseilles passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.  Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, January 11 at Ottawa...

Syble Hindmon


Syble L. Hindmon, 92, of Marseilles passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.  Private family services will be held. Ottawa Funeral Home has been...

Gary Tuftie Ottawa


Gary Tuftie, 77, of Ottawa passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022  at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 am on Monday, January 10 at Ottawa Funeral...

Dianne "Rose" Alcorn Ottawa


Dianne "Rose" Alcorn, 74, of Ottawa passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, surrounded by her family. A celebration of life will be held at a later...

Robert Timm Ottawa


Robert "Coach" Timm, 75, of Ottawa passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Ottawa...
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