Funeral services for Mrs. Arleen Ott, 97, of Spencer, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service.
Visitation will take place Friday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 11 a.m., with the family present from 4-6 p.m.
Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.
Mrs. Ott passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Arleen Lillian Ott, daughter of Julius Wm. and Ella (Riessen) Schroeder, was born on December 2, 1914, on the family farm in Muscatine County, IA. She was raised and received her early education, attending grade school in Blue Grass, IA. She attended Central High School in Davenport, IA, graduating in 1932. After high school she worked at Willey's Music & Radio Store as a secretary.
Arleen married Allen Ott on April 3, 1937 in Davenport, IA. She enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family. In 1946, they moved to northwest, Iowa, where they farmed in the communities of Everly, Milford, and Spencer. She was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church for 53 years. Arleen enjoyed Sioux Township Extension Unit, bowling, fishing, Cousins' 500 Card Club, being a hostess and playing cards at the Senior Center. She worked for Del's Garden Center and was a very creative lady that was interested in the latest trends. She loved watching birds and deer at the farm and her condo.
Arleen passed away on August 4, 2012, at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen in 2007; one brother, James Schroeder and one infant grandson, Benjamin.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Gaylon (Sue) of Mesa, AZ; two daughters: Marcia Duncan (David) of Alexis, IL and Sandra Fisk (Don) of Galesburg, IL; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Thora Grover and Anna Ott; other relatives and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Bethany Lutheran Church or Faith Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.