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Roger Michael STOTT

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Roger Michael "Smokey" Stott, 73, of CR 510 Negaunee died Monday, September 5, 2016 while under U.P. Home & Hospice Care and attended by his loving family. He was born February 2, 1943 in Virginia, MN to the late Roy G. & Martha (Maki) Stott. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. in 1961; attended Montgomery College, in MD and served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. In his youth, his Father's work required the family to move to several different states, but Roger was able to spend most summer vacations in his beloved U.P. in which he chose to locate and raise his family. A skilled mechanic and general Mr. Fix It, he loved to be on the go. He faithfully attended to the needs of his parents in their waning years. He and his wife Carol shared a home on Dead River Basin where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on his many vehicles. Roger worked many different jobs in his life including his first at a delicatessen then Safeway produce man in D.C.; gas station attendent; vehicle repossession; driving escort; auto mechanic; owning and operating gas stations in Negaunee; owning and managing rentals and a Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic for CCI retiring after 35 years. He was a member of the Elks; Eagles; VFW; American Legion; Rod & Gun Club; and Masons. He was preceded in death by both parents, Roy & Martha, a brother, Brian M. Stott, great grandson Elijah Pontel, and his first wife Diane Mankamyer. He is survived by his wife Carol; sister Linda (Mike) Quinn Cochranton, PA.; sister-in-law Bonnie (Stott) Johnson; brother-in-law & sister-in-law Gary & Pauline Tipsword. Three sons, Toby "Ted" Stott, Colorado Springs, CO; Eric (Tami) Stott, Palmdale, CA; and Jason (Stephanie) Stott, Vancouver, WA. Three stepchildren Mark Bouschor; Laura Bouschor; and Eric Bouschor. Grandchildren - Harmony Stott, Arielle Stott, Kyle Stott, Rachel Pope, Lana (Michael) Bush, Erin (Ben) Humpala, Cassie Stott, Eric Alan (Jennie) Stott Jr., Brianna Stott. Step grandchildren - Jessie Bouchor, Ryan Finley, Megan Eastin, Cole Finley, Taylor Pelkie. Great grandchildren - Selena Dix, Layla Bush, and Ethen Bush. Step great grandchild Lili Eastin. Nephew Bradley Stott, Nieces Brenda (Jason) Wertel, Micci Quinn and Jennifer Quinn. Great niece Calla Wertel and grand nephew Clayton Wertel. Also several cousins along with many friends and associates. A memorial will be held at a future date.

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