Wesley "Dean" Gotts

Died Jan. 17, 2019


Wesley “Dean” Gotts, 91, of Mio passed away at his home Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

Dean was born in Bad Axe on June 15, 1927, to Wesley James and Effie Pearl (Cutler) Gotts. He graduated from Bad Axe High School with the class of 1944. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. After his service, Dean graduated from Central Michigan University (where he also played football) in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree, and later received his master’s degree from Wayne State University in 1961. He retired as a high school principal from Warren Woods School District, Warren, in 1982. Together with his wife Marjorie and son Jerry, Dean owned and operated Gotts Landing in Mio until 2006. Dean enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, football and The History Channel.

Dean is survived by his children, Jerry Gotts of Luzerne and Debbie Gotts of Fairview; his grandchildren, Dena Gotts, Mikala Oosterhof, Jordan Dean Gotts and Justin Downs; his former daughter-in-law, Jill Oosterhof; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; 10 brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, and also Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Mio United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Brenda Klacking officiating. Military honors offered by Luzerne American Legion Post 162. Interment will follow the services at Kittle Cemetery, Mio.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mio United Methodist Church or the Chamber of Commerce for Oscoda County for county activities.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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