Earl ‘Bud’ Ott

The funeral for Earl F. "Bud" Ott will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Deck-Hanneman Funeral
Home and Crematory. Burial with military honors will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Waterville.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Ott, 83, of Bowling Green and formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday (June 9, 2009) in Bowling
Green.
He spent most of his educational career with the Springfield school system in Holland. He was a classroom
teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and retired as superintendent of schools in
1981, after 20 years of service.
He began his teaching career at Portage Township High School in 1957.
A Marine Corps veteran, he served more than two years in the South Pacific during World War II,
conducting scouting missions on Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. He also was stationed with occupational
forces in Nagasaki, Japan.
In 1949, he opened Pioneer Automatic Laundry, located on South Main Street, the first such business in
the Bowling Green area.
Mr. Ott was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Fort Myers, Fla., and an associate member of St. Mark’s
Lutheran Church, Bowling Green. He was a life member of Montfoucon DAV, Toledo, and the American Legion
and VFW, both of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; and was a former member of Reynolds Corners Exchange Club and
Elks Lodge No. 818, Bowling Green. He was a retired member of American Association of School
Administrators; Theta Xi social fraternity and Phi Delta Kappa educational honorary.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a 1943 graduate of Bellefontaine High School. Following his time in the service he earned his
bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education at Bowling Green State University.
Born in Columbus to H. Earl and Mae (Pemberton) Ott, he married his high school sweetheart, Dolores
"Dede" Jennings, on March 23, 1948. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Bruce, of Berkey; two daughters, Beverly Pepper, Naples, Fla., and Barbara
Peck, Bowling Green; a sister, Norma Horton, Springfield, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Robert, John, Donald, Paul, David and Arnold Fleming; two
sisters, Clara Curtner and Lois Manning; and a grandson, Jay Peck.
Memorials may be made to U.S.O or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent at www.hannemanfh.com.The funeral for Earl F. "Bud" Ott will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday at Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial with military honors will follow in
Highland Memorial Gardens, Waterville.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Ott, 83, of Bowling Green and formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday (June 9, 2009) in Bowling
Green.
He spent most of his educational career with the Springfield school system in Holland. He was a classroom
teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and retired as superintendent of schools in
1981, after 20 years of service.
He began his teaching career at Portage Township High School in 1957.
A Marine Corps veteran, he served more than two years in the South Pacific during World War II,
conducting scouting missions on Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. He also was stationed with occupational
forces in Nagasaki, Japan.
In 1949, he opened Pioneer Automatic Laundry, located on South Main Street, the first such business in
the Bowling Green area.
Mr. Ott was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Fort Myers, Fla., and an associate member of St. Mark’s
Lutheran Church, Bowling Green. He was a life member of Montfoucon DAV, Toledo, and the American Legion
and VFW, both of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; and was a former member of Reynolds Corners Exchange Club and
Elks Lodge No. 818, Bowling Green. He was a retired member of American Association of School
Administrators; Theta Xi social fraternity and Phi Delta Kappa educational honorary.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a 1943 graduate of Bellefontaine High School. Following his time in the service he earned his
bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education at Bowling Green State University.
Born in Columbus to H. Earl and Mae (Pemberton) Ott, he married his high school sweetheart, Dolores
"Dede" Jennings, on March 23, 1948. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Bruce, of Berkey; two daughters, Beverly Pepper, Naples, Fla., and Barbara
Peck, Bowling Green; a sister, Norma Horton, Springfield, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Robert, John, Donald, Paul, David and Arnold Fleming; two
sisters, Clara Curtner and Lois Manning; and a grandson, Jay Peck.
Memorials may be made to U.S.O or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent at www.hannemanfh.com.