MENDOTA - Edward C. Botts, 67, of Mendota passed away Nov. 5, 2019 at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, Mendota after a brief illness.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Schwarz Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
Ed was born Feb. 12, 1952 in Princeton to John and Ruth (Olsen) Botts.
Survivors include one son, Eddie (Amber) Botts of Earlville; one daughter, Kelly (Kevin) Thurman of Davis Junction; five grandchildren, Geofry Gann, Gared Botts, Kelsie Thurman, Gracie Botts and Abbie Botts; one great-granddaughter, Arya Gann; his long time companion, Stacy Olesen of Mendota; his cat, Scooter; and special family members, Heather Sharpe Polk, Kyle Dirksen and Denny Dirksen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Botts; and one grandson, C.J. Parker.
Ed graduated from Mendota High School in 1970. During his work career, he was with Motor Wheel until their closing and was then a forklift driver for RR Donnelly. He belonged to V.F.W. Post 4079 Auxiliary. In his free time, he loved fishing, playing horseshoes, and Euchre.
Memorials may be directed to V.F.W. Post 4079.
Condolences may be left at schwarzfuneral.com.