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Obituary | Jeffrey David (Otis) Oates

Jeffrey David Oates (Otis) of Chloride, Arizona, formerly of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away Feb. 18, 2021. Jeffrey was born in Duluth, Minnesota on Sept. 3, 1951. He was preceded in death by his mother Lois Vangen Oates and his father John J. Oates.

He is survived by his daughters Allyson Schmidt and Shannon Sell (Nate Barger); brothers Jon (Jean) Oates, Richard (Karen) Nystrom, Timothy Oates and Robert Oates; sister Kimberly Oates; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; eleven nieces and nephews; and his longtime friend Lisa Helgeson. He leaves a large void in our lives and will be forever loved and missed.

There will be a Life Celebration at a later date to be determined. Memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospitals.

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