Dr. John Arthur Wott
April 10, 1939 - August 28, 2021
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Dawn Neuman
Scott Hansen
Lauren and Kal Broderick and family
Richard Smith
Choir of the Sound
Diane Kostyshyn and Tim Sublett
Carrie M. Cone
Jennifer shaw
Soo Kim
Logan Hamilton
Mark W. Brown
Light a Candle

Visitation
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Friday 9/10, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
300 Fowler Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Saturday 9/11, 11:00 am
Memorial

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to either the Washington Park Arboretum Foundation or the John A. Wott Botanic Gardens Endowed Student Award.

 

Dr.  John A. Wott, retired Professor Emeritus, Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington and former Washington Park Arboretum Director, passed peacefully on August 28, 2021 with family members at his side. Born April 10, 1939, to loving parents on a 100-acre farm outside Clyde, Ohio, the young Dr. Wott made an impact raising his…

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Teresa Revelle left a message on January 11, 2022:
Hi, I am a friend of John’s from our involvement as Board Members of Elizabeth Gregory Home, a program for Homeless Women housed within the church that he attended in Seattle. We hit it off right away and he always brought some beautiful flowers for me from his yard. We often got together for lunch at Mamma Molina’s, a restaurant near University Village. He was a kind and loving man in every way. He was always positive in spite of health issues he may have had. When he didn’t send me a birthday card a week ago I knew something was wrong. He told me some stories of his past and more recent relationships. He was a wonderful human being and I will always smile a shed a tear when I think of him. I hope we meet again.
Ruth Henderson left a message on September 23, 2021:
Many many memories John, all happy, of our time together in New Zealand, America, England, and Scotland 'Seeking and Sharing' as is the motto of the International Plant Propagator's Society - plus just having FUN when Ian and I stayed with you and your flamingos at Seattle.
Dawn Neuman left a message on September 16, 2021:
In memory of Dr. John Arthur Wott, Dawn Neuman lit a candle
Scott Hansen left a message on September 13, 2021:
In memory of Dr. John Arthur Wott, Scott Hansen lit a candle
Lauren and Kal Broderick and family left a message on September 11, 2021:
John aka grandpa John was like a father to me and a grandfather to my kids. I was his personal trainer for many years. We shared countless laughs and even some tears. This loss is profound. He will be greatly missed but we know he is in a better place reunited with his mother and father once again.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Richard Smith left a message on September 11, 2021:
You were loved by many! You touched a lot of hearts!
Matt and Julie Borselli left a message on September 9, 2021:
John was a great friend. We will miss him. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Jeanette (Wott) Liebold Ricker left a message on September 7, 2021:
I known cousin John since childhood. We became good friends in adulthood with the aid of the Internet. John's parents would have been content if he had stayed back in Clyde, OH and farmed their acreage. His vo-ag teacher in high school recognized John's potential and made a visit to his parents, encouraging them to send him to college. They needed little persuasion and allowed John to become the man he was. Years later John sent his vo-ag teacher a letter thanking him for his influence on his life and telling him of his many accomplishments, He was always considerate of others and always stayed in touch with friends and reatives,
Tony Rho left a message on September 6, 2021:
My heartfelt condolences to dear John's family. He was my great mentor while I was studying at UW. He has left me the wisdom of teaching students and living an adventurous life. In reflection, I am grateful that he shared his very last chapter with me in Seattle. Rest in peace, Dr. Plant.
Choir of the Sound left a message on September 5, 2021:
We are so appreciative of your long-time friendship and support to Choir of the Sound in so many ways, through so many years. Your fun and spirit continue as we reflect on the great things that you've brought to everyone through music as well as your incredible work with the UW. Choir of the Sound is honored to contribute toward Washington Park Arboretum. We will be thinking of you as we join again in voice. With love, Your friends from Choir of the Sound
Donna Watt Wernz left a message on September 4, 2021:
Our sympathy to John's family. John and I grew up together and I know how talented he was. He will be sorely missed but he has definitely left his mark on the world!
Diane Kostyshyn and Tim Sublett left a message on September 3, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of John Wott but am so glad his legacy will continue with his wonderful family. Tim, MaryBeth, Eric and Tyler, our thoughts are w you during this difficult time.
Carrie M. Cone left a message on September 2, 2021:
In memory of Dr. John Arthur Wott, Carrie M. Cone lit a candle
Jennifer shaw left a message on September 2, 2021:
So sorry fot your loss john was an amazing and caring guy
Jennifer shaw left a message on September 2, 2021:
Im so sorry for your loss john was an amazing guy going to miss him dearly
Soo Kim left a message on September 2, 2021:
Thank you, John, for all that you have given.
Sue Tong left a message on September 2, 2021:
Plant a beautiful garden in the heavenly realms, my friend. I will tend some of your plants in my garden on this earthly plane and think of you. Don't forget to plant a banana tree, you did them so well. Until we meet again, dear one. Your Suzy
Logan Hamilton left a message on September 1, 2021:
In loving memory of a loving man. May the Great Beyond treat you just as kindly as you did to all of us here.
Mark W. Brown left a message on September 1, 2021:
In memory of Dr. John Arthur Wott, Mark W. Brown lit a candle
Fred and Maritza Davies left a message on September 1, 2021:
My hopping pub partner We will miss your laugh and kindness.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
mary toepel coar left a message on September 1, 2021:
Blessings to you John. Miss seeing you at the Burgermaster, among other places. We are thankful to have known you here in Seattle. Our love and peace now.
Josey Fast left a message on September 1, 2021:
In memory of Dr. John Arthur Wott, Josey Fast lit a candle
David Ginger, ULC and UW left a message on September 1, 2021:
We miss you John. Condolences from our family to yours.
Ryan & Deborah Ann Garrison left a message on August 31, 2021:
We extend our condolences to the family of Dr. John Wott. He was a blessing to know and an exemplary man. He will be sorely missed.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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