Francis "Franny" Wayne Ott
Francis "Franny" Wayne Ott, 85 of Denver, Iowa, died on Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Denver Sunset Home.

Francis was born on July 15, 1933, in Bonair, Iowa, the son of John B. and Mary (Junge) Ott. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cresco. He graduated from Cresco High School in 1951 and then worked at Rath Packing in Waterloo for two years. He entered the United States Army in October of 1953 and was honorably discharged in October of 1955. Francis was united in marriage to Geraldine McGee on May 5, 1957, at Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco.

Francis returned to Rath Packing after his discharge and worked for Rath for 34 years. He later worked security at Home Shopping Network in Waterloo and Bantam (Terex) in Waverly. Francis retired in 1995.

He was a member of the Eagle's Club in Waterloo. He enjoyed fixing and collecting clocks, working on cars and spending time in their garden.

Francis is survived by his wife, Geraldine Ott of Denver, Iowa; a daughter, Kathy (Bob) Boyle of Denver; a son, Jeff (Cherri) Ott of Dunkerton; a daughter, Sheila (Randy) Jessen of Denver; seven grandchildren, Bob (Teresa) Boyle, Stacey (Chris) Johnson, Branden Ott, Bradey Ott, Jenna Jessen, Ryan Jessen and Tyler Jessen; five great grandchildren, a sister, Lucy Borseth of Cresco, Iowa; and a brother, Orvald (Lenora) Ott of Fairbank.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Mary Ann, brothers, Ervin, Florian, Herb, Melvin and John Ott; and sisters, Tootie (Alvera) Richardson, Irene Pittelko, Joyce Ormsby, and Janice Mollenhoff.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Waterloo. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waterloo. Military rites at the grave will be conducted by the Acker Matthias American Legion Post 653 of Denver. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and also for one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the family. 319-984-5379
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