Brian Ott


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Posted Online: Dec. 02, 2012, 8:32 pm
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Brian C. Ott, 73, of Moline, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or your favorite charity.
Brian was born Jan.11, 1939, in Moline, the son of Rudolph and Violet Ott. He married Karen Hudson on April 18, 1959.
Brian retired from John Deere Harvester Works in 1986 after 28 years of service and went back to do contract engineering for them for nine years, and then he and Karen pursued their love of antiques by having an antique business for 22 years until his health caused them to retire.
His greatest love was for his family; he was filled with pride for all their accomplishments and felt so blessed to see and enjoy so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Donna (John) Bell and Debbie (George Harry) Barlow; sons, Douglas (Alicia) and Brian (Michelle); 12 grandchildren, Josh (Ashley) Chumbley, Ken (Sara) Chumbley, Kevin (Jenna) Chumbley, Katie Leihsing, Kelly (Joe) Moore, Maggie Rummery, Brady Barlow, Tyler Barlow, Ryan Ott, Ashley (Ryan) Wood, Danny Kitchens and Jesse Ott; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his four sisters; and grandsons, Shawn and Ben Ott.
Brian's family would like to thank Genesis Hospice Home Care and Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for their wonderful care and support.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.







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