Visitation: 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday,
July 25, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral
Home in Lincoln
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Zion Lutheran
Church in Lincoln
Charles M. Ott, 85, of Lincoln passed away on
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical
Center in Normal.
Charles was born on April 20, 1932 in Lincoln, the
son of Melby and Eugenia (Hurst) Ott. He married
Marjory Reigert on October 23, 1954 at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE. she survives.
Charles is also survived by his children; Terri Lee
(Russell) Keith of El Paso, Douglas Ott of Boise,
ID, and Cindy (Mike) Buchwald of Manvel, TX; his
brothers; Robert Ott or Rock Island, William Ott of
Camdenton, MO, and James Ott of Virden. Additionally
Charles is survived by his seven grandchildren;
Kristoffer, Steffanie, Savannah, Steven, Samuel,
Spencer, Sarah; and his two great-grandchildren;
Everleigh, and Gabe.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and one
son, Daniel Charles Ott.
Charles was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in
Lincoln. He was also a member of the Lion’s Club,
Central Illinois Tourism Council, Logan Co. Tourism,
Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Association,
and the State of Illinois Bee Keeper Association.
Charles was a bee keeper for 60 years, and was bee
inspector for the State of Illinois Agriculture
Department for 34 years. He was the Abraham Lincoln
presenter for the State of Illinois Tourism
Department for 34 years; he also portrayed Abraham
Lincoln doing trade shows in the United States,
Canada, and London, England.
Charles was loved by his family and will be greatly
Services for Charles will be held at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in
Lincoln with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating.
Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial at Zion Cemetery
will follow the service.
Memorial donations may be made in Charles’ name to
Zion Lutheran Church & School.
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