Francis “Frank” Mott, age 85, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with a private family burial in the St. Anastasia Catholic Church Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, followed by an Odd Fellows Prayer Service at 7:30 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
In memory of Frank, memorials are preferred to:
Lions Club of Hutchinson
P.O. Box 93 Hutchinson, MN 55350
Hassan Valley Lodge #109 Independent Order of Odd Fellows
148 Main St. S. Hutchinson, MN 55350
Knights of Columbus Council 4797
820 2nd Ave SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Please write your check to the organization of your choice and note “In memory of Frank Mott” in the memo line of your check.
Francis “Frank” Eugene Mott was born on February 25, 1934, in the family farm house on the Ben Denman farm on the upper end of Wheat Hollow in Richland County, Wisconsin. He was the son of Ervin Mott and Bessie Denman. Frank was baptized as an infant, and was confirmed in his faith as a youth at the Methodist Church. He was later baptized and confirmed for a second time at the Catholic Church. He received his education in Harvard, Illinois, where he was active in Boy Scouts and worked in the National Tea Store throughout high school. Frank was a graduate of the Harvard High School Class of 1952.
After high school, Frank entered active military service in the United States Army for three years. He spent almost a year in Fort Gordon, Georgia, going through basic training, leadership training and Signal Corps training. He then spent the following two years in Fort Hood, Texas. Frank achieved a rank of Corporal and was honorably discharged in June of 1956.
On October 19, 1957, Frank was united in marriage to Patricia Blank in Harvard. This marriage was blessed with three children, Karen, Cynthia, and David. The family resided in Rockford, Illinois, Loves Park, Illinois, Fridley, Minnesota, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and finally made their home in Hutchinson, Minnesota in January of 1969.
In 1957, Frank started his employment at Barber Coleman Company in Rockford, Illinois, where he started as a machine operator and worked his way through supervision and into engineering holding jobs in Industrial Engineering, Methods Engineering, and Value Engineering. Frank accepted a position with 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, in January of 1966. He held several positions at 3M which included Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Control Supervisor, Maintenance Control General Supervisor, Production General Supervisor, and Plant Engineer over 29 years. He retired on April 1, 1995.
Frank was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson where he served on almost all the committees at church. He spent many hours with the Boy Scouts as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. He was a member of the district scouting out of Minneapolis, setting up new Cub packs and Boy Scout troops. He also was a member of the Elks Lodge #2427, VFW Post 906, American Legion Post 96, Knights of Columbus Council 4797, Lions Club of Hutchinson, Crow River Habitat for Humanity, Hassan Valley Lodge #109 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and operated the Fare For All Program in Hutchinson. In 2002, Frank received the distinction of being named Mr. Hutchinson at the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival.
Frank enjoyed being a part of and devoting a lot of his time to the several committees and groups that he was a part of. He also enjoyed traveling and going south for the winters. Frank especially cherished the time spent with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Frank passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019, in St Petersburg, Florida, at the age of 85 years. Blessed be his memory.
Frank is survived by his:
Children, Karen Mead and her husband, Rodney, of Hutchinson, MN,
Cynthia Mott of New Brighton, MN,
David Mott and his wife, Jeanne, of Indian Rocks Beach, FL;
Grandchildren, Lydia Mott and Cameron Mott;
Brother, Ervin Mott of WI;
Stepbrother, Gary Mott and his wife, Meg, of CA;
Stepsisters, Marjorie Witt and her husband, Don, of TN,
Gwen Sommer and her husband, Al, of FL;
Many other relatives and friends.
Frank is preceded in death by his Parents, Ervin Mott and Bessie Lincoln; Ex-wife, Patricia Mott; Stepmother, Mary Mott; and Stepfather, Glen Lincoln.