Sandie Ottenstein

With great sadness, we write to inform you of the death of Sandie Ottenstein, mother of Jay (Kathy) Ottenstein, Lonnie Ottenstein, Shari Ottenstein, and Debbie (Eric) Alden, earlier today, October 1.

We also extend our condolences to her four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David. She was 93.

The funeral service will be on Tuesday morning, October 5, at 10:00 am at Forest Hill. The funeral will also be livestreamed.

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Beth Israel Center is hoping to provide shomrim (watchers) to be with the body in the hours between the time of arrival in Madison (mid-day Monday) and the funeral and coordinating food for the family during their stay in Madison. 

Shiva calls may be made:
Tuesday, October 5

  • starting about an hour after the funeral until 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, beginning with minyan at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, October 6

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, beginning with minyan at 6:00 pm

Please wear your mask in the shiva home. 

The shiva minyanim on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:00 pm will be hybrid -- simultaneously in person and on Zoom (at the usual BIC minyan link).

Please contact for shiva location, Zoom link, signing up for shomer or meals, and for more information.

May Sandie's memory be for a blessing.