Gerald Wayne Gott

December 16, 1940March 27, 2014

Gerald “Wayne” Gott, 73, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was born December 16, 1940 to Vernon and Mabel (Clevenger) Gott in Little York, Illinois. On January 25, 1964 he married the love of his life Christine Carr in Monmouth, Illinois. Our father loved this Country, automobiles, all things mechanical and carpentry. Dad served in the United States Marine Corps from 1958 to 1964 specializing as a heavy equipment operator. He and our loving mother worked side-by-side throughout their marriage providing for their family. They were self-employed for most of their married life in automotive body and mechanical repair. They owned an auto-body shop in Illinois and several service stations in Illinois, Florida, Missouri and Idaho--finally retiring from long-haul trucking in 2007. Dad was sought out for his talent in engine repair and welding which he taught at Carl Sandburg Junior College in Illinois. He also had a gift for the carpentry work that he learned from his father; putting his skills to work on countless remodeling jobs. Wayne is survived by his wife Christine of 50 years, two daughters Kimberly (Lance) Anderson and Kelly Lively (Jim Wojciechowski) both of Idaho Falls; four grandchildren Tonya Rugg, Stormy Anderson, Kyla Lively and David Wayne Lively; four sisters Beverly (Weldon) Earp, Pauline (Tom) Miller, Sharon Eagle and Karen (Thomas) Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Mabel, and his beloved brother, Roger (Mardi ) Gott. Wayne was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls, with Bob Sherwood, officiating. Burial will follow in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls, with military rites under the direction of the Bonneville Veterans Team and the Idaho National Guard. A viewing for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donation be given to Alzheimer’s Association Attn: Donor Services, 6126 W. State St., Suite 305, Boise, ID 83703, or online at, Online condolences for the family may be left at


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  • Funeral Services Monday, March 31, 2014

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Joe German

April 3, 2014

Sorry for our loss, and a good employer, Gott Auto Body Dahinda,Ill

Todd Moore

April 2, 2014

Kelly,Chris and Kim & family,
I am sorry for your loss of a good father and
husband.May God be with you in your time of
need.God bless your family and Semper Fidelis.

Tasi (Johnson) Mackie

April 1, 2014

Chris, Kelly, Kim & families
My thoughts & prayers go out to you all. Memories are a wonderful thing hold them close during this difficult time. Will be keeping you in my prayers.

March 31, 2014

Dear Chris,Kim,and Kelly,
Our hearts go out to you all during
the loss of your beloved husband and father. May the God of all comfort supply you with strength to face today, hope to face tomorrow, and peace to face the future. We love you and are praying for you.
Tom and Pauline Miller
Decatur, IL

March 31, 2014

Chris, Kelly, Kim, and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Wayne. We can't imagine how broken your hearts are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Kathy Pasley and Family

March 31, 2014

Kelly, Chris and Kim, No words can say how sorry I am for you loss. I will be praying for all of you.
Marcie (Johnson) Whittaker

Vicki Dawson

March 31, 2014

Chris: You may not remember us, but we used to snowmobile with Wayne when you lived at Oak Run many years ago. He was such a wonderful person and always made us feel welcome. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Vicki and Richard Dawson

March 31, 2014

Chris, Thinking of you and your family in your time of sorrow. May God Bless you and comfort you. Peggy Jones (Clevenger)

Nicole Turtle and crane activity director

March 30, 2014

Dear Chris,
We loved our Wayne!! I was blessed to know him and learn about his life. I know he loved you(even if he stole your kisses from me). :). Come see us, we love you!!

Paulette Earp

March 30, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Chris, we are thinking of you and your family. Love you, Doug and Paulette