Owen "Boots" Ott

Owen “Boots” Ott, 80, of Fayette, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette with Rev. Herbert Mueller, III officiating.  Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 8th, at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made in his name to Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. 

Owen Arnold, son of Adelbert “Dick” and Myra Schlatter Ott, was born February 10, 1934, near Hawkeye in rural Fayette County, Iowa. He was baptized April 15, 1934, near Hawkeye and confirmed April 10, 1949, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Richfield. He graduated from Alpha Consolidated High School on May 20, 1953, and attended Wartburg College for two years. On August 20, 1966, he was united in marriage with Betty Weidemann Schmidt at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Richfield. He taught country school prior to starting Ott’s Flower Shop in 1962. He later worked maintenance at Prairie View Residential Care Facility, drove school bus, and prior to retiring worked maintenance at Upper Iowa University. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette, the Volga Valley Conservation Club, and sang with the Hawkmen Barbershop Quartet. Boots enjoyed quilting, hunting, fishing, gardening, singing, Chicago Cubs baseball, and woodworking.

In addition to his wife, Betty of Fayette, he is survived by four daughters, Cindy (Dean) Vandersee of West Des Moines, Sandra (Mike) Prochaska of Stewartville, Minnesota, Shelly (Nils) Nesheim of Johnston, and Marcia (Darrin) Fidler of Omaha, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; and six brothers, Erv (Lana) Ott of Spillville, Bill (Lois) Ott of Elkader, Dale (Kathy) Ott of Alpha, Rodney (Ruth) Ott of Bend, Oregon, Gene (Jane) Ott of Winton, Minnesota, and Duane (Marge) Ott of Farmington, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clifford.


Thomas Hartman on June 11, 2014 at 9:35 AM said:

Cindy and Family-

Please accept my sypathies. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Don & Mary Treloar on June 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM said:

Betty & family, Extending our sympathy. Did not know of his death until David stopped in on his way home last night. Sorry we missed the wake.
joseph tory on June 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM said:

I am dearly and deeply sorrowful for your family. I understand the pain of a loss of a father. Remembering the good things will help you through this emotional trial.
Becky Johnson on June 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM said:

I worked with Boots at Upper Iowa. Enjoyed working with him and listening to his stories. Deepest Sympathy to his family.
Dennis&Deb Opperman on June 6, 2014 at 6:35 PM said:

Prayersfor whole family may they all find peace and comfort. Dear Betty God's blessings
Dick & Bonnie Timmerman on June 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM said:

Loved visiting with him and hearing some wonderful stories over the years. He was a great friend to all in Fayette.
Many prayers go out to the family.
Lori Daniels on June 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM said:

So sorry for your loss will keep all in my thoughts and prayers , such a pleasure knowing Boots always had a smile and was so nice
Bev Weidemann on June 6, 2014 at 10:54 AM said:

There are a lot of bluegills feeling better now knowing they were lucky enough to survive the Boots Ott years. Happy fishing I heaven Boots!
Ricky Schlatter on June 6, 2014 at 9:04 AM said:

Boots was a great guy. An many fond memories of him, he will be truely missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to you Betty and your girls.

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