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William B. Iott
William "Bill" B. Iott, age 95, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Thursday morning, November 29, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born August 21, 1923 in Petersburg, Michigan to Howard and Catherine (Wernert) Iott. Bill was a U.S. Army WWII veteran, and shortly after returning from the service, married his beloved wife, Marian Hassen on October 12, 1946.
Bill retired from Jeep and was a lifelong farmer. A devout Catholic, Bill attended Mass and prayed the rosary daily. He attended St. Richard Catholic Church before becoming a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Assumption. Bill will be remembered as a very generous person. He was an avid gardener and would donate a large portion of his harvest to the Cherry Street Mission to help feed the poor. He and Marian enjoyed swimming almost daily at the St. James Club, was an avid reader and he loved playing cards. He recently had the opportunity to go on an Honor Flight with his daughter, Natalie, accompanying him as his chaperone.
Bill will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 72 years, Marian; his children, Patricia Evans, Phyllis (Marvin) Fuller, Russell (Debra) Iott, Natalie (Jim) Burd, Darryl (Beverly) Iott, Gregory (Kathy) Iott and Michael Iott; 24 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Walter Iott, Leonore Gaynier, Norbert (Lois) Iott, Arvilla (Wayne) Ruetz, Roland "Cork" Iott, Delores (Robert) Reilly and Loretta (Robert) Woelmer.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sylvia A. Storeholder-Bernia; and his siblings, Gerald, Bernice, Kenneth and Earl.
Family and friends may visit Sunday, December 2nd from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Marygrove, 1750 N. Raab Road, Swanton, Ohio where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Rites will follow at Marygrove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church.
To Marian & the entire Iott family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on your great loss.Bill had the deepest faith,love for Marian and his family, kindest heart and beautiful smile of anyone.He was part of our small weekly Communion service led by the late Deacon Tim Worline & would see each other In The Adoration Chapel at St. Richard.He has been greatly missed by his St. Richard family but needed to spread his love for God,life & and example to others elsewhere. Truley ''a man for others'". He will be missed.
Gennie Gongwer Dec 2 2018 12:00 AM
I've only known Bill & Marian for the past few years via the Senior Cent.er in Sylvania. What a delightful couple they were! Bill added many a laugh and plenty of euchre expertise. He will be missed by all
Sue Johnson Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM
A Shades of Elegance was ordered on December 1, 2018
Expression of Sympathy Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM
My sympathy to all of you! Wish I could be there. When I remember Uncle Bill, he has a big smile on his face! He greeted me, by name, last year at my dad's funeral and we had a nice chat. I will cherish that memory! What a great example of how to live life to the fullest, humbly yet so, so rich! Now he is dancing in heaven!
Kathy Iott Jacobs Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of William Iott
Tony Fuller Nov 30 2018 12:00 AM
Aunt Marion and my cousins, my prayers are for you to find peace and some comfort by knowing that Uncle Bill is sharing in the glory of heaven. Although we didn't see each other often I fondly remember Uncle Bill with a great big smile and his willingness to share in conversation. He's an inspiration for us all.
Dave and Vickie (Hassen) Rockow Nov 30 2018 12:00 AM
A Premium Fruit and Gourmet Basket was ordered on November 30, 2018
Expression of Sympathy Nov 30 2018 12:00 AM
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers! What a wonderful, full life Uncle Bill has enjoyed. Surely he looks down upon your beautiful family with immense pride. We all have fond memories of him and will miss him dearly. As tribute to him, let's fill the people around us with as much joy as Uncle Bill did! Hugs, love and our deepest sympathies! The Gaynier Family: Leonore, Judy and John, Gayle and Rick, Rosey, Duane, Rhonda, Marty and Kim, Joel and Annette, Mary and Aaron, Dari and Mike, Rebecca and Ken.
Dari Gaynier-Minney Nov 30 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss Aunt Marian and all our cousins. I know Uncle Bill is at peace in the glory of our Lord. And you know, your husband and dad was awesome! Such a gentle giant; such a sweet, generous and caring man. I will never forget when he insisted that climb down and allow him to climb up into our (Duane, Judy and I) grapefruit tree in Florida to pick the grapefruit I could not reach. Here he was, 80 years old, standing on one foot in the crook of the grapfruit tree, other foot stretched out behind him like a ballet dancer, while he reached forward with his arm to pick grapefruit! I told him "you better not fall! Aunt Marion will kill me!" Of course he did not fall; he was amazing! And then he insisted that we had to clean and wash all of the grapefruit we picked, so they would be in good shape to donate to St. Joseph's the next day. It warms my heart remembering that day with him. I hope it warms your heart too. God bless you all, Rhonda
Rhonda Gaynier Nov 30 2018 12:00 AM