Jerome L. Ott

Jerome L. Ott, 74, of Hilbert, WI, died on October 29, 2017, at his residence in Hilbert. He was born October 28, 1943, In Appleton, WI, son of Roger and Amanda (Krueger) Ott. On February 1, 1969, he married Kathy Halbach, and together they raised three children.

Jerome was a veteran of the Vietnam War and proudly served his country. Later, his commitment to country was rewarded when he was able to take part in the Honor Flight program with fellow veterans. Following his military service, Jerome entered the workforce as a business owner of a flooring store in Hilbert for 13 years. Later, he went to D & M Interiors as a salesman for another 20 years. His ability to lead and work with others eventually found him as a commander in VFW Post 3153, a member of the Lions Club, and as a volunteer firefighter. 

Jerome was a simple man with two passions in this world: sports, and his family. He was a huge Wisconsin Badger fan and loved the Packers and Brewers. His love of athletics never surpassed the love of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He never missed an event and he was always in the seats cheering them on. 

Jerome is survived by his wife, Kathy; his children: Teri (Brian) Kraus, Tim (Stephanie) Ott, and Tammy Ott; his grandchildren: Paige Kraus, Madalyn and Maverik Ott; his sisters: Judy (Ralph) Propson, and Nancy (Ron) Davidson; his brothers: Norman (Judy) Ott, and Mark (Vicky) Ott; sisters-in-law: Artie (Marty) Buechel and Sue Ott; brothers-in-law: Jim Fredrich, Bill Dietzen, Earl Halbach, Ralph Halbach, Merlin (Pat) Halbach, and Francis (Rose) Halbach.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Amanda; his sisters: Donna Fredrich and Bonnie Dietzen; his brothers: Bryan Ott, Dale Ott, and Larry Ott. 

Services will be at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W Main St) in Chilton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00pm until 5:45pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017.