GUYMON, Okla. – August Leroy (Gus) Schott, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Hansford Hospital in Spearman, Texas.
He was born Feb. 25, 1923, to August A. Schott and Ada Margaret (Krus) to in Manchester, Okla.
He married Ima Gene Hardenbrook Aug.18, 1946. She survives.
He graduated from Wakita High School in 1940.
He served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. Returning to Wakita after the War, he began his career with Adams Hardfacing.
He was also a longtime member at Victory Memorial United Methodist Church where he was active in Methodist Men.
He was a member of the Guymon Lodge, No. 335 AF&AM, Panhandle Shrine Club, Lions Club and the Hardesty Senior Citizens.
He enjoyed traveling, fishing and spoiling grandchildren.
He is also survived by two sons, Bill Schott and wife, Sandy, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Alan Schott and wife, Donna, Liberal; one daughter, Diana and husband, Marvin Tharp, Hardesty, Okla.; one brother, Marvin Schott, Derby; five grandchildren, Jeannie and husband, Tony Aton, Christy Kelso, Mitch Tharp and wife, Brandy, Dru Schott and wife, Tabitha, and Mundi and husband, Casey Ross; nine great grandchildren, Tucker and Dalton Beasley, Shaylee and Shambri Kelso, Parker and Lakyn Tharp, Bethany, Wyatt and Spencer Schott; step grandchildren and their families, Jessi Freeman, Josh Smith, Skye Freeman, Hunter, Smith, Anel and Anthony Aton, Joshua Smith, Amanda Aton, Riddick and Piper and Auburn Aton; and other family members.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Gus Adam Schott; one brother, Richard Schott; and sister-in-law, Irma Jean Schott.
o Funeral services with military rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Victory Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Michael Burkett and the Rev. Barry Bennett presiding.
Burial will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery.
In lieu of floral gifts, memorials are suggested to Hardesty Senior Citizens or Victory Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.
Friends may sign the online guest book and send condolences at www.hensonnovak.com.