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Kenneth John Iott

August 25, 1930 November 17, 2017
Kenneth John Iott
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Kenneth Iott...

was born to Howard and Catherine (Wernert) Iott, on August 25th, 1930, in Petersburg, MI. He married Berniece (Fager) Iott September 8th, 1951, in Maumee, OH, and eventually they settled on the home farm in Temperance, MI, and raised six children. Throughout his career, Ken worked for Willy’s Overland, farmed with his father and brothers and was a long-time employee for Roadway Express, where he achieved The Million Mile Safe Driving Award.

Upon retiring in 1992, Ken and Berniece moved to Flandreau, SD. After 49 years of marriage, Berniece passed away in 2000. He married Joyce Knock in 2001 and moved to Clear Lake, SD. They spent the next 15 years traveling, until Joyce’s death in 2016. Shortly after, Ken moved to Pipestone, MN, to be closer to family.

Ken was a hard-working, devoted husband and father who was happiest serving others. His daughters have fond memories of him changing their oil before a long road trip and starting their cars for them in the winter months. In his last weeks, he created this tune, which kept his focus upward: “Help me Lord, oh help me Lord, help me Lord to see. Guide me Lord, oh guide me Lord, guide me Lord to Thee.”

He is survived by his children, Christopher (Nancy) Iott, Ward, SD, Nanette (John) Marsh, Fayette, Ohio, Denise (Douglas) Stotz, Pipestone, MN, Kathy (Tad) Jacobs, Flandreau, SD, Dale (Kelly) Iott, Temperance, MI, Janelle (John) Gessner, Prior Lake, MN.; 20 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; his brothers, William (Marian), Walter, Norbert (Lois), Earl (Jan), Roland; his sisters, Lee Gaynier, Arvilla (Wayne) Reutz, Delores (Robert) Reilly, Loretta (Robert) Woelmer; sister-in-laws, Cecelia Richardson, Leah Fager and Bernetta Flahie; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Berniece (February 2000), his wife Joyce (March 2016), his parents, brother Gerald and sister Bernice, and sister and brother in-laws.

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2:00 PM 11/21/2017 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/21/2017 9:00:00 PM
Bedford Funeral Chapel

8300 Lewis Avenue
Temperance, MI

Bedford Funeral Chapel
8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance MI
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 11/22/2017 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Temperance, MI, US

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Temperance, MI, US

Cemetery Details


St. Anthony's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Temperance, MI

Temperance, MI

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