Gerald Andrew Ottens is my father. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey on 23 Aug 1926. His father was George W. Ottens born on 17 Jul 1901 in either in Garden Plains, Illinois or Fulton, IL, and his mother was Nellie J. Ottens (born Johnson in Paterson, New Jersey) on 14 Oct 1904. Gerald had 5 children with Darlene Marcella Ottens (born Cavanagh). One son deceased, Daniel George Ottens, born on 29 May 1951 in Clinton, Iowa, died on 11 May 2006 in Clinton, IA; My father was in the Navy during D-Day 6 June 1944. He was an S2c (cook) on the LST-56 which was a hospital ship. . My father and mother divorced between 1965-1968. He remarried Frances Mae Hartman who is now deceased. She was born on 26 My 1940 in Clinton, IA. She died on 17 Feb 2007.