Jimmie Dean Otott, son of Earl and Vera (Feldhausen) Otott was born February 10, 1943, at Concordia, Kansas. He attended grade school in Palmer, Kansas and graduated from Linn High School in 1961. He also attended Kansas Wesleyan College in Salina, Kansas.
On August 24th, 1963 he was united in marriage to Jane Allsman at the Central Christian Church in Belleville, Kansas and to this union two children were born: Kent and Candace. Throughout his adult life Jim was employed in the medical, agricultural, trucking industries, and the landscaping business. He especially enjoyed being involved with landscaping. He and Jane had their own nursery, “Sweet Cherry Village” for strawberries, cherries and assorted vegetable beds. In the most recent years he along with their nursery, Jim had his own lawn service during the growing season and snow removal in the winter months. In his spare time, Jim enjoyed his Jersey cows, volunteered on the Belleville Fire Department and as a little league baseball coach. He also served as the director of the Republic County Ambulance Service, and was a fan of Johnny Cash, the Statler Brothers and Gospel music.
Years ago he trusted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the Belleville Wesleyan Church. For many years he and Jane drove their church bus for various church activities and was a volunteer at the Bill Glass Prison Crusades. In the past years, he attended the Landmark church of Belleville.
Jim passed from this life peacefully at his home in Belleville on Thursday, April 02, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim will be forever remembered by his wife Jane of their home; children Kent Otott, Concordia, Kansas and Candace Hitchcock (Wes), Sparks, Nebraska; grandchildren Abbigail Hitchcock, Holdrege, NE, Kylee Braithwait (Landon), Columbus, NE, Gunnar Hitchcock (Skye), Johnstown, NE, Wyatt Hitchcock, Sparks, NE, Allison Hitchcock, Sparks, NE, Ashley Otott, Hutchinson, KS, Duaine Otott, Hutchinson, KS, Jossalin Otott, Concordia, KS; great grandchildren, Elouise and Amelia Braithwait, Hugh and Bridger Hitchock; daughter-in-law Lisa Otott, Concordia, KS; brother Roger Otott (Nancy) Linn, KS; other relatives and many friends.
A private family service was held Saturday, April 4th, 2020, at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas with Pastor Wade Moss officiating. A video recording of the funeral service will be available on this website, following the funeral service. Interment was in the Belleville City Cemetery. Limited visitation will be 1:00pm to 5:00pm Friday, April 3rd at the funeral home. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Landmark Church or Blair Theater in c/o Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville assisted the Otott family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com.
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