Darlene Ott

Darlene Rosa (Buse) Ott, 87, of Carroll, and formerly of Jefferson, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Accura Healthcare of Carroll.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht officiating. Organist for the service was Ellen Severin. Casket bearers were her grandchildren: Allison Deluhery, Alex Carlson, Ryan Hanson and Eric Carlson and nephews, Doug Ott and Mark Ott. Burial was in the Jefferson Cemetery.

Born December 19, 1930 on her family’s farm near Ulmer, Iowa, Darlene was the daughter of John and Rosa (Voss) Buse. She was baptized on March 8, 1931 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on May 28, 1944 at Peace Lutheran Church near Ulmer. She attended rural school through the eighth grade and graduated from Wall Lake High School in 1948.  

Darlene was united in marriage to Gerald Ott on June 5, 1955 at Peace Lutheran Church near Ulmer. The couple lived in Norfolk, Neb. for two years while Gerald attended Norfolk Junior College. They moved to Jefferson in 1957 where they raised their three daughters and Gerald worked for National Manufacturing and Darlene was a homemaker. Gerald and Darlene moved to Carroll in 2008 where they built a new home.

Darlene enjoyed crocheting, making doll clothes, reading, going to her coffee groups, attending her grandchildren’s activities and spending time with her family.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gerald Ott of Carroll; three daughters: Carolyn Hanson (Junior) of Atlantic, LuAnn Carlson of Ankeny and Lisa Ott of Urbandale; four grandchildren: Allison Deluhery of Des Moines, Alex Carlson (Megan) of Coon Rapids, Ryan Hanson (Brooke) of Villisca and Eric Carlson (Amanda) of Jefferson; four great-grandchildren: Aubrey, Gage, Gretah and Huxley; a brother-in-law, Donald Ott of Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rosa Buse; her mother and father-in-law, Clarence and Ila Ott; and a brother, Donald Buse.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

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