Kenneth K Ott, 89, Wolf Lake, passed away on Oct. 19, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
Born in Noble County, on July 9, 1930, to the late Harvey and Hildreth Marguerite (Waugh) Ott. He spent his formative years in Wolf Lake, graduating from Wolf Lake High School in 1948.
He was married to Doris Ann Schlabach in South Whitley, on Sept. 11, 1948. Together the couple raised four children.
He worked on his family farm that was established on Oct. 16, 1835, by John Ott. He started farming when he was seven years old. In 1950, he went to work at G.E. and worked at various other factories until in 1974, those factories included: G.E., J.I. Case, Weatherhead, Magnavox Corp., ITT and Wolf Lake Products. He returned to farming in 1974 and parked his combine for the last time on October 30, 1997.
He served on the Noble Township Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and served as Fire Chief for many years. He was a member of the Wolf Lake V.F.W. post 4717 and served on the R.E.M.C. Board and the Cemetery Board.
He enjoyed woodworking, golf, fishing and spending time with his family.
Kenneth Ott is survived by his wife of 71 years, Doris Ann Ott; four children: Jerry (Denise) Ott, Betty (Steven) Lotter, Patricia (Tim) Emily and Robert “Bob” Ott; ten grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Sherry (Eytcheson) Ott; four brothers, Harold, Calvin, Gene and Kaye Ott.
Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, with calling one hour prior to the service.
Family will also receive friends from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27.
Burial taking place at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Noble Township Volunteer Fire Department