Leonard Philip Lott
Leonard Philip Lott, 90, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Rick Hartmann officiating.
Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Friday evening, Dec. 20, and Saturday morning, Dec. 21.
Lott was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Kerr County, the son of Hilmar Lott and Pauline Jung Lott. He married Olivia Bernhard on Sept. 18, 1955 at Zion Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death in 1986.
He married Wanda Klaehn Moellendorf on Nov. 26, 1988, at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper and she survives.
A World War II veteran, Lott enlisted on Oct. 18, 1944, and served on the front lines in the Philippines. He was discharged on Sept. 13, 1949, and was a reservist until June 13, 1971.
Over the years, he worked for Usener Appliance, Hill Country Memorial Hospital and in the lumber business until his retirement.
He also served on the church council at Zion Lutheran Church.
Lott, along with other World War II veterans in the Harper area, formed the Sageser-Haas Post 650, American Legion in Harper of which he was a lifetime member. He enjoyed attending his Sixth Infantry Division reunions.
In addition to his wife, Lott is survived by one step-son, David Moellendorf of Fredericksburg; one step-daughter and spouse, Connie and Scott Schladoer of Comfort; five step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Sageser-Haas Post 650 American Legion in Harper, Zion Lutheran Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.
Pallbearers included Joe B. Moellendorf, Patrick Moellendorf, Derek Moellendorf, Tyler Schladoer, Robert Schladoer and Vaughn Usener.