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Geroge Bott

Geroge E. Bott Jr.

Friday, June 30th, 1933 - Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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George E. Bott Jr, of Scottsbluff, NE, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020, at the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering with Pastor Garry Schick officiating. Military honors will be provided by Nebraska Army National Guard and American Legion Post No. 36. Memorials may be made in his honor to the Nebraska Veteran’s Home, KCMI Radio or Emmanuel Congregational Church. Online condolences may be made by viewing George’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

George was born June 30, 1933 to George E Bott Sr & Dorothy (Schaeffer) Bott in Fort Collins, Co. He and his family moved to Nebraska in 1935 and homesteaded a farm south of Melbeta. He graduated from Gering High School in 1951. George later enlisted in the Army and served part that service in Germany.

George was a life-long farmer and cattle feeder south of Melbeta. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department, a School Board Member and was actively involved with community events. He enjoyed driving school bus, was a score keeper for high school sports, ran the chain gang for high school football, and helping with the church Youth Group. He was a life-long member of Emmanuel Congregational Church and served as deacon and trustee for many years. George was a regular for morning coffee at Al’s Café and could occasionally be located playing pitch in the basement of Sure Crop Chemical on rainy or snowy afternoons, for minimal amounts of cash. George enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports, fishing with his family and friends, and spent a few years traveling various places in the motorhome when he retired from farming.

George married Wilma (Weinmeister) Bott on November 17, 1957 and they enjoyed 62 years of married life together. He is survived by his wife, Wilma, son Doug (Roxanne) Bott of Sheridan, WY, and their sons Adam (Meggie) Bott, Kyle (Kayla) Bott, daughter Carolyn Saunders of Erie, CO and her children Lindsay Saunders and Trevor Saunders, daughter Michele Willey of Lakeland, FL and her children Jared Willey, Tanner Willey and Travis (Alexus) Willey and their children Scarlett and Henri, daughter Linda (Michael) Cale and their children Olivia Johnson and Hannah Johnson of Simpsonville, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George E & Dorothy Bott, his sisters Norma Meier and Dorthy Ann Snyder and infant brother William Bott.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, June 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, June 26th, 2020 2:00pm
    West Lawn Cemetery
    Pastor Garry Schick
  • Interment

    West Lawn Cemetery
    1100 Cemetery Road Hwy 92
    GERING, NE 69341
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Posted at 09:54pm
My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr Bott!! He was a great man!! My parents were real good friends of him and Wilma!! I always remember him at high school games at Melbeta!! Also I used to get ear corn there for my dad, and he always had words of encouragement and teaching! I am so sorry ! Love , Ron Brown

Donna Feil

Posted at 05:56pm
Wanted to say so sorry for your loss,but happy for him,take care tell all the family hello May God Bless you in the days ahead—Reiny and Donna Feil

Reiny and Donna Feil

Posted at 11:20am
So sorry for all the family in loss of husband,dad,grandfather.Know he will certainly be missed but God has him in his care!🤢🙏🙏🙏

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