Dale Ott


Dale W. Ott, 83, of Defiance, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

He was born in Paulding County on July 12, 1930, the son of the late Leo and Wilma (Varner) Ott. Dale was employed at Landmark Inc. for 38 years, where he was a branch manager at Defiance Landmark and manager of the petroleum division at Sherwood Landmark. He served overseas in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, was a member of St. John Catholic Church, a church usher and served as a Defiance Township trustee for about 10 years.

Dale was married May 21, 1955, to Edith (Westrick) Ott who survives. They were blessed with 58 years of marriage.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Edith and six children, Kenneth (Deb) Ott, Elaine Ott, Laurie Blosser, David (Angie Coffman) Ott, Karen (Delbert) Hackworth and Debra (Tim) Holtsberry, all of Defiance. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Marion Hammer; and family friend, Pat Marshall.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond, Harold and Donald Ott; sisters, Helen Henrich and Margery Hammer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, with Father Todd Dominique officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m., and visitation Friday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, where VFW Post 3360 will conduct honorary military rites.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, St. John Catholic Church or Holy Cross Catholic School. Condolences may be shared at www.lawsonroessner.com.

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