The Rev. Adolf Otersen, Jr. ’51

The Rev. Adolf Otersen, Jr. ’51 of Danville, Va., died unexpectedly November 11, 2006. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. After graduating from Davidson, he worked for the J.C. Penney and Procter & Gamble companies. He was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. He served the Pike-Rocky Point Presbyterian Church, Rocky Point, N.C, Bear Grass and Roberson Chapel Presbyterian churches, Williamston, N.C., Trinity Presbyterian Church, Havelock, N.C., Glenwood Park Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Va., and Shelton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Danville, Va. He retired from the active ministry in December 1990, and after retirement he served as supply pastor in more than a dozen churches in Danville and the surrounding area. Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Jennie Beck Otersen, 2027 Woodlake Dr, Danville, Va. 24540; a son, William W. Otersen, St. Petersburg, Fla; a son, Mark Hubert Otersen and wife, Anne Rhoton Otersen, Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Jenelle Otersen Samson and husband, Justin Samson, Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren, Meg and Beck Otersen and Jonathan and Christopher Samson, a sister, Camille Otersen Pound and husband, Russell, Columbia, S.C.; a sister, Louisa Otersen Worthington and husband, Thomas, Amherst, Va.