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George E. Gott

George E. Gott

George Gott (93), New Perspective Memory Care, Superior, died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Essentia Hospital.

George was born September 29, 1925 at Glen Allen, Missouri, the son of Alfred and Elizabeth (Conner) Gott.

George was married to Dorothy (Jantzen) Gott and is survived by daughter, Patricia Gott (Tim Ziegenhagen), step daughters, Nancy (Tatge) Andrews (Steve) and Mary (Tatge) Musselman (Ken) and step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

As a young man George worked on the family farm, in the family store, and in the factories of St. Louis. George served in the Pacific Seventh Fleet during WWII and again on the ships during the Korean conflict.

George taught school for seven years before coming to the University of Wisconsin Superior where he taught for 36 years, making a total of forty years in teaching. He was a nature lover and was most at home in the outdoors. He was often spotted walking all over Superior and in rural Douglas County. He enjoyed gardening, singing and listening to music as well as traveling in the U.S. and abroad.

George wanted to thank Dorothy and the three girls for their abundant love and kindness. He also wants to thank Superior and UWS for being an environment of encouragement and hope.

And, by the way, George attempted to write poetry. More than eight hundred of his poems have been published in the USA and in many other countries as well as four books of poetry.

George's family celebrated his life at a private family funeral on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue, Superior, WI.

All cards/memorials should be sent to George Gott, PO Box 301, Superior, WI 54880.

The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at www.downs-lesage.com.

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