Illa K. Rott, 95, formerly of Medford, Ore., died June 8, 2012, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Burial was in the Stateline Cemetery in Ellsworth, Minn.
Illa was born in Rock County, Minn., January 1, 1917, to Henry and Ella Meester. In 1939, she married Arthur Buus, in Reno, Nev. After Art's passing in 1977, she moved to Medford, Ore. In 1991, Illa married Adam Rott. Adam passed away in early 2004, and she moved to Sioux Falls to be near her daughter, Jean Koopman, where she continued her loves of sewing, quilting, bridge playing, and crafts at her retirement home.
Illa is survived by two daughters, Jean Koopman, of Sioux Falls, and Ellen (Don) Richmond, of Greeley, Colo.; two "sons" from her second marriage, Dave (Charlene) Rott, of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Dean (Bonnie), of Talent, Ore., and their families; and many grand and great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions: Sioux Falls Eye Bank, 1321 W. 22nd St., Sioux Falls, SD 57105.