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James Ott

Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:07 a.m. CST

PRINCETON — James "Jim" Leo Ott, 71, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

Jim was born Dec. 14, 1942, in Mendota to William and Evalyn (Fenlon) Ott. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1960. Jim continued his education at the University of Iowa, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1965. Jim spent the greater part of his life working for the Department of Agriculture as an agent for the Agriculture Soil Conservation Services. Jim served in the U.S. Army overseas from 1967 to 1969. He was a member of the American Legion. During his free time, Jim enjoyed gardening and home repairs and had a 'labor' of love renovating and flipping homes.

Today, Jim is survived by his son, Christopher "Chris" Ott of Tiskilwa; a sister, Louise Fields of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, William Ott; and one sister, Alma Jean Kemerling.

Graveside serves, will full military rites, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton with the Rev. George Woosnam officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery one-half hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the National Center for PTSD, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America or to the Princeton American Legion.

All arrangements have been made by Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Online condolences may be left at norbergfh.com.

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