HASLETT, Mich. - Caylen Mae Ottensman, 31, passed away unexpectedly of probable natural causes, causing the accidental death of her 5 1?2 month old son, Cian Hoyt Ottensman, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at home in Haslett, Mich.
Caylen was born Feb. 22, 1981, in Escanaba the daughter of Ralph "David" and Donna "Janeile" (Crouse) Ottensman. Caylen was raised in Haslett, where she attended Haslett Public Schools. Her hobbies included reading, journaling, listening to music and spending time with her friends. As a child she also loved spending time at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp in Crystal Falls.
Cian was born Feb. 26, 2012, in Lansing, Mich., the son of Caylen.
All who knew them will sadly miss Caylen and Cian.
Survivors include parents, Dave and Vicki Ottensman of Gladstone and Janeile and Pat Cannon of Haslett; brother, Ralph "Buddy" (Jamie) Ottensman of Byron, Minn.; stepbrother, Bob (Melissa) Cannon of Belleville, Mich.; stepsisters, Tracey (Scott) Little of Mulliken, Mich., Laurie (Troy) Sovey of Gladstone, and Rebecca LaBelle of Burkburnett, Texas; maternal grandmother, Donna Crouse of Heath, Ohio; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
They were preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Bud and Myrtle Ottensman; and maternal grandfather, Rodney Crouse; and a stepbrother, John Cannon.
Private services for Caylen and Cian will be held at a later date with Rev. Jonathan Schmidt of the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp Scholarship Fund in memory of Caylen and Cian. Envelopes are available at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Ottensman family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Ottensman family.