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Richard Allen “Dick” Mott

Richard Allen “Dick” Mott, age 64, peacefully and joyfully went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at his home in Huron, after a short journey with ALS.


Dick was born July 27, 1950. He was a lifelong resident of Shelby before moving to Huron two years ago. He was a 1968 graduate of Shelby Senior High School and a proud member of the Shelby Whippet football team.  Dick retired after 30 years of service as the Superintendent of the Shelby Wastewater Treatment Facility.  He was also a former board member of Park Village.  A man of great faith, Dick was a founding and very active member of Shelby Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where he had served as an Elder. For over 18 years, Dick positively impacted the lives of many students through Youth for Christ/Campus Life, where he was known to many as “Bible Man”.  After moving to “The Lake” he attended The Chapel in Sandusky.


Fishing and sharing the joy of fishing with others were two of Dick’s favorite activities. He was a very active outdoorsman who loved walking, hiking and bike riding. Dick was proud of his large family whom he loved dearly.  He enjoyed being the card shark of the family and loved playing with his grandkids in the water.  Two of Dick’s greatest qualities are that he had a servant’s heart and showed his love by helping others.  He was a faithful husband, strong father, playful grandpa, and loyal friend.  He will be deeply missed.


Dick is survived by his wife, Karen (Huston) Russell Mott, whom he married on February 12, 1994. Also surviving are two sons: John and Theresa (Milliron) Mott of Crestline, Steve and Jenny (Hughes) Mott of Grayson, GA; a daughter: Michelle and Major Riley Post of West Point, NY; 2 step-daughters: Laura (Russell) Reinbolt of Albany, NY; Megan (Russell) and David Shook of Mansfield; 15 grandchildren: Nathan, Logan, Alison, and Jackson Mott; Hailey, Kaitlyn, and expected child Anna Mott; Elizabeth, Saedi, Isaac, Solomon, Josiah, Gideon, and Gabriel Post; and Blake Reinbolt; 3 brothers: Matthew “Bud” Mott of Shelby, Robert “Bob” (Kimberly) Mott of Livonia, MI; Russell “Rusty” Mott of Leesville; 4 brothers-in-law: Rod (Vickie) Huston, Mark (Martha) Stentz, Jon (Linda) Stentz, and Jim Stentz; 2 sisters-in-law: Jane (Charles) Risner and Linda (Clayton) Hallmark; loved cousin: E. Jean Thom; special family friends: Patti Norcutt and Lindsey (Ben) Pratt; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 16 years, Beth Ann (Stentz) Mott and his parents John Francis and Mary Jane (Holtz) Mott.


Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 AM at the Shelby Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 105 East Smiley Avenue, Shelby, with Pastor Jason Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, The Chapel or Stein Hospice, both of Sandusky.


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Memories & Condolence

  1. Steph Hastings Kennedy says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your families during this time.

  2. Jocelyn King (Stevens) says:

    My heart is so sad at the news of Dick’s passing. My prayers are with you all. I’m so happy I got to spend time with Dick and the family growing up. I will always remember when you all took my brother and I up to the lake to spend time. Karen, John, Michelle, Laura and Meghan (and all of your families) I will be thinking of you all during this time of loss. I pray for your heart to feel the love of so many around you during this time. Sending you love and hugs from Washington!

    Jocelyn, Corbin and Maddox King
    Tumwater, WA

  3. Ed Russell says:

    Our condolences to all of you. He was a very good man and will be missed a great deal.

    Ed and Jean

  4. April (Martin) Mullis says:

    Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time. Mrs. Mott, my deepest sympathy.. John, Michelle, & Steve, thank you for “adopting” me as a teen and leading me in the right direction. I have so many great memories of spending time with your entire family, and your dad’s contagious smile and laugh. He will be missed dearly. I hope you all find comfort in the memories you have made over the years. Love to you all!

  5. Matt Porter says:

    Bud and family you are in our prayers.

  6. Rhonda Bond says:

    My thoughts and prayers go to the entire family at the loss of Dick. He was a fine neighbor growing up and grew to be a wonderful man in his community. To his brother, Buddy, Bob, and Rusty, his wonderful wife Karen and his beloved children please know so many are praying for you at this most difficult of times. Love to you all.

  7. Grer Davis says:

    Our condolences to the entire Mott family. You are in our prayers.

    Greg & Pam

  8. Jone Zimmerman says:

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you and your family at this time. Mark and Jone

  9. Gregory Martin says:

    Dick was our neighbor on Plymouth Springmill Road and very good friend to the our family, especially my father Paul Martin. Those 2 would spend a lot of time together and Dick was always there to help my father out. I’m very sorry for your loss – we know he was great man with a genuinely solid gold heart.

  10. Nancy DeWalt says:


    So sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Fran & Dennis Longnecker says:

    Karen & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs.

  12. Linda and Denny Burkett says:

    Dear Karen,
    Our sincere sympathy to you and the extended family. We will always remember Dick as a very kind, caring and loving man and we will keep you and family in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Steve & Barb Peebles says:

    Karen and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are that God wraps his healing arms around you during this time. Know that we are upset that we will not be able to attend either calling hours or the funeral.

  14. Ryan & Marie Reiser says:

    Karen & family,

    We are sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. You two made us feel so welcome to the new neighborhood. Ryan loved to talk to Dick and help him out whenever he could. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  15. Steve & Ellen Haverfield says:

    Dear Karen, God bless and keep you and your loving family. I know how close you are to God so, I know you feel his presence, at this sad time. Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. He truly will be missed by all who knew him.
    Love, Steve & Ellen

  16. Lacey Knoll says:

    We pray that God’s peace would overwhelm your family. Dick’s faith was an encouragement to us as he walked his journey.

    Love, Aaron and Lacey Knoll

  17. Ken & Jan West says:

    Dear Karen & family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. May God’s comfort & peace be with all of you during this difficult time.

    Ken & Jan West

  18. Tim & Cheryl Phillips says:

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Phillips Family

  19. Joann Hipsher says:

    Karen and Family,
    I was saddened to hear the news of your husband’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope all of the wonderful memories that you hold in your heart will help you to get through this difficult time.
    Joann and James Hipsher

  20. Beth and Randy Terman says:

    Karen, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness.

  21. Carolyn (Hamilton)Thiel says:

    My deepest condolences to the Mott family. Karen—You have my prayers and condolences on your loss. Dick was a wonderful, caring person and I was always so happy that you two found each other. You have shared so much together over the years. Cherish all the memories and love. My prayers and best wishes to you and your family.

  22. Susanne and Reed Hiltner says:

    Dear Karen and family,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God ease your pain as you remember the best of times. Love, Reed and Susanne

  23. Susan (Rhodes) Hogsette says:

    So sorry for your loss and keeping you in prayer.
    Christ’s Peace, Susan

  24. Alaina Howman Winans says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Mott’s passing. Heaven gained another angel, there’s no doubt about that! He was a great man, one of the very few adults that I felt I could talk to when I was a teenager and trying to find my place in the world and that didn’t change when I became an adult. He was such a positive influence and so loving. I’ve always considered it a blessing knowing Mr. Mott and I always will! My family will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Alaina

  25. Martha Rigdon and Family says:

    Dear Karen and Family, I never got to meet you but Pastor Rigdon and I started the Shelby Alliance Church where Dick and his family were charter members. He was always such a great blessing to use while we served there. His faith in Christ was such an example to others. May the God of all comfort be your strength in the days to come. He is now with his precious Lord. Having heard those words well done thou good and faithful service enter into the joy of thy lord. Martha, Roy and Steve Rigdon

  26. Frank & Joan (Hiltbunner) Patrick says:

    Karen and family, my heart is heavy for your loss, but also rejoices with you. Because Dick is now with his Lord! He was a fun loving, and caring man. He will be missed. I pray for comfort for you all. Love you Karen.

  27. Larrick Zirkle says:

    Dick will surely be missed. Thoughts and prayers to Karen and the family. May you experience God’s peace and presence during this time of loss.

  28. Karl & Eileen Fisher says:

    Dear Karen: We were blessed to have lunch with you all last year after we met at The Chapel. What a gentleman he was. We lost contact with you and were shocked to learn of his passing today at The Chapel while visiting from PA. Know that we are praying for you and the family. Love in Christ.

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