|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1984|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2010|
William R. Iott, 25, of Durand, Mich., formerly of Temperance, drowned Sun., July 4, 2010, while swimming in Lake Michigan near Ludington.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of St. John Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born Aug. 24, 1984 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Dennis R. and Barbara A. (Bailey) Iott. He married Kelly A. Sumner on Aug. 16, 2008 in Shiawassee County, Mich.
Will worked as a field inspector for Parson-Brinkerhoff Construction Company, Detroit, for the past six years.
He was a 2003 graduate of Bedford High School and was a member of the Moodyville Tractor Club, Michigan Quarter Horse Association, Power Stroke Nations.com and Power Stroke.org.
Surviving are his wife Kelly, parents Dennis & Barbara Iott of Temperance; brother Robert J. Iott of Romulus; sisters, Kelly R. (Kevin) Jones of Dansville, Mich. and Andrea N. (Amado) Perez of Wyoming, Mich.; grandmothers Dorothy Bailey and Betty Iott, both of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers John Bailey and Lawrence Iott and an uncle, William Bailey.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.
******Monroe Evening News July 7, 2010**************
A former Monroe County man drowned while swimming in Lake Michigan south of Ludington.
The Oceana County Sheriff's Office reported that William R. Iott, 25, of Durand, formerly of Temperance, was swimming with friends on the Fourth of July while he was camping at Silver Lake State Park.
Lt. Craig Mast said the friends were between sand bars when Mr. Iott began to struggle and disappeared in about seven to eight feet of water. A human chain of volunteers was formed to help search for the victim, Lt. Mast said.
"They tried to make a rescue, but it was to no avail," he said.
The victim's body was recovered the following day at 6:09 a.m. Lt. Mast said the recovery was made about ¼ to ½ mile from where Mr. Iott went under in an area known as Juniper Beach.
Roselawn Memorial Park
Created by: Karen
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
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