Levi David Gott
Levi David Gott, 26, a native of South Amana, passed away while asleep at his home in North Pole, Alaska, March 6, 2013.
Levi’s life was marked by his charm and service to his community and the nation.
Levi was born August 25, 1986 ,in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Clear Creek Amana High School in 200 and served in the United States Army from 2005 to 2010. In his first active duty assignment, Levi served as a construction engineer for the 24th Ordinance Co. at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. In his free time, he volunteered as a soccer coach for four- and five-year-old kids.
He deployed to Afghanistan from Feb. 2007 to May 2008 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He then trained as an unmanned aerial vehicle pilot at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Levi married Courtney Roberts on May 30, 2010, left the Army, and moved with her to the Fairbanks, Alaska area, where he performed security services, took classes, worked out, enjoyed life, and made many friends.
Levi loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman, but his greatest love was children. Levi did all he could to positively influence the kids with whom he crossed paths, and many thought of him as a big brother.
Levi is survived by his wife Courtney, his parents David and Martha Gott of South Amana, brother Aaron Gott, 28, of Minneapolis, brother Isaac Gott, 23, of South Amana, sister Hannah Gott, 19, of Ames, brother in spirit and truth, Brandon Dierickx, 32, of Denver, grandfather George Bradfield, 88, of Fairfield, and many dear friends. He is preceded in death by grandparents Isabel Bradfield and Robert and Phyllis Gott.
All are invited to celebrate Levi’s life at his visitation, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 14 at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin, and funeral service, noon Friday, Mar. 15, also at Grace.
A luncheon of Levi’s favorite dishes will follow the funeral service.
A memorial fund honoring Levi has been established.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City is caring for Levi’s services.
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