Leola Ott - December 05, 2014Leola Ott, age 85, of Aurora, died Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Hamilton Manor.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 16, at First Christian Church in Aurora. The Rev. Lonnie Ott and Pastor Bruce Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care of Aurora or the Hamilton County Food Pantry. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Leola Mable Ott, daughter of Hans Jacob and Mary Karen (Petersen) Fredericksen was born in Giltner on March 5, 1927.
Leola was baptized on Nov. 8, 1944, at Grand Island by Pastor D. Franklin Kohl. She attended School District No. 98 in Hamilton County and Giltner Public Schools. Leola graduated in 1944 from Giltner High School. Following high school graduation, Leola taught two years at Fairview School District 66 country school in Hamilton County.
On April 28, 1945, Leola married Marvin Elroy Ott at Belleville, Kan. They were blessed by God with three children, Terry, Marva and Lonnie. Marvin and Leola lived in a farm near Aurora. They moved to a home west of Giltner where they farmed until Leola’s dad’s health became worse and they moved to her parent’s farm south of Giltner. In 1957, they sold the family farm and moved to Aurora where Leola worked at the Aurora Hospital located across the street from the train depot. She worked at South Side Grocery until becoming a telephone operator in Aurora until her retirement. Marvin died on Aug. 6, 2007.
Leola enjoyed knitting, crocheting and playing cards. They belonged to a card club which she enjoyed very much, especially visiting with all her friends. She also enjoyed going to sporting events to watch her kids play and many school functions they were involved in. Leola cherished being with her family and grandchildren and having them all in her home when she could. She also enjoyed the Frederiksen and Ott family reunions very much.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin; a daughter Marva Lee; great-granddaughter, Anjela Martinez; twin sisters, Diamond Pearl and Ruby Emerald; her parents, Hans and Mary Frederiksen; sisters, Stella and Leila and brothers, Ellis, Guy, Alvin and Dale.
Survivors include two sons, Terry (Linda) Ott of Aurora and Lonnie (Barbara) Ott of Okeene, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Deb (Cody) Quick, Teresa Crawford, Kim Wessels and Kasey (Janna) Wessels, all of Aurora, Jeff Ott of Grand Island, Nikkol Martinez of Hastings and Tim Ott of Yukon, Okla.; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.