James Edward Mott (Jim), 85, of Ewen passed away on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan after an extended illness.
He was born in Ontonagon County on September 21st, 1933 to Charles Mott Sr. and Lillian VanBlarcom. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952 as an ammunition specialist where he attained the rank of Airman First Class. He was stationed at Royal Air Force Base Wing in England where he met and married Ann Cawood, his wife of 52 years.
Throughout his life he had many jobs to include car salesman, TV repairman and school bus driver. He was an associate professor at Northern Michigan University, teaching industrial manufacturing engineering. In 1990 he ran for the Michigan Senate. He enjoyed playing guitar, working on old cars and going to the casino. He traveled throughout the United States with his wife Mittie, who was buy his side until his death.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his wife Ann, a son Steven, sisters Betty Lorendo, Caroline Karhu and brother Charles (Chuck) Jr.
He is survived by his second wife of 10 years Mittie Smith, his sons Timothy (Eileen), Brian (Kay) and Raymond (Debbie), and daughter Dianne Mott Roonie. His stepson's Granville and Jesse Smith, stepdaughters Claudine, Jeannie and Chris. He had numerous grand children and great grand children.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 19th at Cane Funeral Home, Bruce Crossing Chapel. Visitation will be at 10am with a service to follow. Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Memory of James E.Mott to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association.
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Ontonagon County Cancer Association
P O Box 282, Ontonagon MI 49953