We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home
Michael Dennis Oterson, 58 of Indiana passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
The son of Steve and Katherine (Benardini) Oterson, he was born January 21,1964 in
Mike was a 1982 graduate of Purchase Line High School. He went on to attend The
Pennsylvania State University, Dubois Campus where he received an Associate Degree for
mechanical engineering. Mike later graduated from Point Park College with a
Bachelor in Science in Civil Engineering. He was a Summa Cum Laude graduate from both
institutes. Mike had been employed for 30 years by the Pennsylvania Department of
Mike was a kind and caring husband and father. He was a master woodworker and had his own
business, “Mike’s Wood N Things”. Mike enjoyed spending time with family and friends,
watching the Pittsburgh Penguins, mowing, and eating Bob’s Pizza.
Surviving are his wife, Maria (Hess) Oterson, daughters, Alexandra and Mia Oterson, all of
Indiana; siblings, Marie Felichko of Highland Heights, OH, Bill (Gail) Oterson of
Ocean View, DE, and Kathy (Jerry) Kazimir of Highland Heights, OH; many nieces, nephews,
and grandnieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements will be private and have been entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations may be made in Mike’s honor
to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation at www.alexslemonade.org or to the Mario
Lemieux Foundation at mariolemieux.org/make-a-donation/