August 25, 1953 - October 24, 2019
Stephen W. Ott, age 66, of Freeland, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The son of William and Renata Ott, Stephen was born on August 25, 1953, in Flint, Michigan. Steve attended Concordia, River Forest, graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He later went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Administration. Steve married Donna Paris on October 21, 1978. Steve was a teacher and principal in the Lutheran school system for 15 years, serving in Reed City, MI, Chicago, IL, Sheboygan, WI, and Boulder, CO, before eventually returning to his home state of Michigan. Steve then became a financial advisor with Thrivent for over 20 years. Lutheran education was a lifelong passion for Steve, which he continued after his career in education by serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Valley Lutheran High School. He also loved the outdoors, often enjoying it while hunting, fishing, and golfing. He was a dedicated spectator at his grandkids’ sporting events. Steve’s biggest priority and passion in life was his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna Ott; children, Nathanael Ott, Jared (Vicki) Ott, and Abigail (John) French; grandchildren, Darius Ott, Abbey and Brady Alverson, Lilliana and Corinne French; siblings, Timothy (Lois) Ott, Kathleen Eisman, and Christine (Ken) Gremel; brother-in-law, Larry (Margie) Paris; sister-in-law, Becky (Dan) Schmarje; mother-in-law, Betty Paris; several nieces, nephews, and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, William and Renata Ott; father-in-law, Owen Paris; and brother-in-law, Jerry Eisman. Visitation will take place Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Fischer Family Funeral Home, 504 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Matthew Hauser will officiate. Memorials in honor of Steve may be made to Valley Lutheran High School, 3560 McCarty Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603. For information, please call (989) 755-8277. To express your condolences, please visit www.fischerfuneral.com.
Stephen W. Ott, age 66, of Freeland, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The son of William and Renata Ott, Stephen was born on August 25, 1953, in Flint, Michigan. Steve attended Concordia, River Forest, graduating... View Obituary & Service Information
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