Aberdeen -Celebration of Life Service for Elliott A. Rott, 96, of Aberdeen will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory. Rev. Adam Ost will officiate. The service will be live streamed and available at www.Carlsenfh.com under Elliott’s obituary.
There will be visitation for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be at 2:30 pm, Tuesday at Ashley, ND City Cemetery.
Elliott died June 29, 2020 at Aberdeen, SD.
Elliott was born December 17, 1923 to John and Eva (Rott) Rott at his parent’s 1st farmhome south of Fredonia, North Dakota. He received his education at a rural school nearby and Kulm High School Class of 1942.
Elliott was the 4th generation operator of the family homesteaded farm where he expanded the farm over the years. He farmed for 63 years.
He was united in marriage to Violet Dollinger at a double wedding in 1945. They were happily married for almost 75 years. Together, they raised two children, Kathleen and Daryl. In 1994 they built a new home and moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Elliott was baptized at Ashley Baptist Church in 1960. Elliott was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Aberdeen. Previously, he was a member of Berlin Baptist Church of rural Fredonia, where he served as Sunday school treasurer, church treasurer and trustee. Elliott loved to sing in the church choir, men’s chorus, men’s quartet, mixed quartet, and duets with his wife. They sang for many services, funerals, special events and musical programs. Their mixed quartet sang at community Memorial Day services for many years in Fredonia. He served as a rural school board member, clerk for the School Board, on Ashley, ND Medical Center Board for nine years and also served on the FHA committee.
Elliott and his wife hosted many church group gatherings in their home both on the farm and in Aberdeen. Elliott had always been known for his friendly personality, loving to greet people, make connections, and remember his acquaintances and family with an amazing ability to recall details of the past in stories he would share. At one time, he loved to collect antique bottles, license plates and toy tractors and loved to share them with visitors.
Elliott is survived by his wife, Violet, his two children, one sister-in-law, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Elliott was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and one nephew.
Elliott was dearly loved and will be immeasurably missed. We celebrate his legacy of faith, his love of family and friends, and the fact that he is now rejoicing with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.