Arleen Lillian Ott passed away on Aug. 4, 2012. Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer, Iowa. Pastor Len Havorson officiated.
Pallbears were William Duncan, Jeffrey Duncan, Randy Lee, Samuel Fisk, Christopher Lee and Mitchell Ott.
Internment was at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly, Iowa.
Arrangements were handled by the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, Iowa.
Arleen Lillian Ott, daughter of Julius Wm. and Ella (Riessen) Schroeder, was born on Dec. 2, 1914, on the family farm in Muscatine County, Iowa. She was raised and received her early education, attending grade school in Blue Grass, Iowa. She attended Central High School in Davenport, Iowa, 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, Iowa. 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 Aug. 4, 2012, at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her parents; her hus- band, Allen in 2007; one brother, James Schroeder and one infant grandson, Benjamin.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Gaylon (Sue) of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters: Marcia Duncan (David) of Alexis, and Sandra Fisk (Don) of Galesburg; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two sis- ters-in-law: Thora Grover and Anna Ott; other relatives and many friends.