WILBUR JOHN "JAKE" OTTEN
September 25, 1938 ~ May 7, 2016
Wilbur John "Jake" Otten of Vancouver, Washington, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016. Born September 25, 1938 in Monticello, Iowa to Gerd Otten and Elizabeth Otten (née Cooper), Jake graduated from Monticello High School before joining (and eventually retiring from) the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer (Cryptologic Technician).
He was an avid ham radio operator (N7WO) and an active member of the Clark County Amateur Radio Club.
Jake was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister, Joann Heick.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Chantal Otten; his sister, Nancy Digmann; his children, Kenneth, Daniel, Stephanie, and Patrick; twelve grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins; his faithful dog, Bella; and numerous friends around the world.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at the Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97086.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits