Gilbert M. Bott - 84
3/20/1934 - 8/25/2018
Clinton, formerly of Andover, IA
Gilbert M. Bott, age 84 of Clinton, formerly of Andover, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 28th at the Pape Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, August 29th at the Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. Burial will be Andover Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Gilbert’s grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Faith Lutheran Church in Andover.
Gilbert was born in Miles on March 20, 1934, the son of Marvin and Elfrieda (Peters-Kuchel)Bott. He graduated from Miles High School where he starred on the basketball team. Gilbert married Marlene Hagge on November 14, 1953 at Faith Lutheran Church. He and his wife farmed in the Andover area and also owned and operated Gill’s Ballroom in Andover. Gilbert drove a school bus for many years for the Northeast School District. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. He was a member and had served as Chief of the Andover Fire Department where he was instrumental in forming the EMT service. He was active with the Andover Lions Club and Kinderfest. He enjoyed bowling, dancing, playing cards, was a follower of Northeast activities and games and an avid Cub fan.
Gilbert is survived by his wife Marlene; three children, Dan (Michele) Bott of Clinton, Sherri (Loren) Ketelsen of Clinton and Tim (Denise) Bott of Ladd, IL; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Geraldine Kruse. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 28th at the Pape Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, August 29th at the Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. Burial will be Andover Cemetery.