DANVILLE – Alfred Bott, 84, of Danville passed away peacefully at home at 8 a.m. Monday (Feb. 23, 2015) in Danville. Alfie was born Nov. 15, 1930, to Roy and Mildred Bott in Danville. Alfie married Ruth McCulloch in 1974; the two enjoyed many years of wedded bliss together.
In 1974, Ruth lost her sister and her brother-in-law in a fire, and she and Alfie rose to the occasion of the three girls.
Alfie is survived by his wife, Ruth Bott of Danville; his daughters, Elaine Treadway Pfeifer of Danville, Linda (Tim) Walsh of Rossville and Lori Treadway Murphy; his grandchildren, Brittany (Jeppy Johansen) Bott, Corey Bott, Michael Pfeifer, Cheri Pfeifer, Amanda (Mike) Murphy Allen, Rebecca Murphy, Alexis (Justin) Walsh Wagle, Brooke Walsh and Brad Walsh; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Alfie is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mildred; his son, Robby Bott; his brother, Dave Bott; and sister-in-law, Betty Bott.
Alfie graduated from Danville High School in 1949. He served his country during the Korean War and was a proud veteran. Alfie was on the board of the United Way, the Vermilion County Board for 14 years and the Civic Center Board (now the David S. Palmer Arena) for 19 years, served nine years on the Danville Sanitation Board, was in the Machinist Union for 23 years, and served as a union representative and a charter member of the Labor Management Board. Alfie was also a member of the Olive Branch in Danville where he achieved the rank of 32nd Degree with the Masons. Alfie loved to travel from coast to coast with his good friends in the motorhome that he and Ruth owned; he also enjoyed fishing trips with his fishing buddies. Alfie also loved camping and watching Clint Eastwood movies in his spare time.
A celebration of Alfie's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Sunset Funeral Home, a life celebration center, in Danville. Pastor Michael Luke will officiate, and burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville. Memorial donations may be made to the Central Park Church of Christ.