Deceased Classmates & Guests


Stu's very good friend from high school and over the years, Rick Court has reported that Stuart passed away.
We will remember Stuart's dedication to our class, Moline High School Class of 1962, by being active in organizing and helping out with reunions and birthday recognition parties.

Rest in Peace.

Received this note from Nancy Mott, Stuart's wife.

"Stuart passed away yesterday morning, he had asbestosis from Navy aircraft carrier. Had been on hospice. Plans are not finalized yet, but will be up at Wendts funeral home in 2 weeks or so . Wanted it on a Saturday. He loved his classmates so and helping plan the reunions. Will be buried in a family plot in Caleo Mo. please tell the other classmates."

Note: visitation at Wendt's Funeral Home, Moline, Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Stuart Mott Obituary

Stuart V. Mott, 80, of Millersburg, MO, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 17, 2024. Stuart was born in Moline, IL, on March 10, 1944, to Woodrow and Eloise Mott. Stuart grew up in Moline, IL, across the street from Stephens Park, and attended Moline High School (Class of 1962). Stuart married Nancy Slater in 1964.

Stuart is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 60 years, Nancy, and his children, Kimberly (Scott) Carden of Sparks, NV; Kari (Randall) Watson of Lincoln, NE; and Lancer (Tara) Mott of Farmington, MO; and grandchildren, Ian Watson, Berkeley Mott, and Ashton Mott. As well as his brother, Dale (Mary) Mott, and sister, Kathy (John) Huggins, and their families. Stuart was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Kent and Gary.

Stuart and Nancy moved all over North America with his career in the US Navy (1964 – 1971), including Brunswick, GA; Jacksonville, FL; Memphis, TN; and Newfoundland. Stuart was a man of many trades, as he then became a licensed contractor in Jacksonville, FL, and then an Air Traffic Controller with PATCO (1968 - 1981) in Des Moines, IA, until finally transferring to Grand Island, NE, to raise their family.

Stuart eventually made his way into nursing as a vascular access nurse, which became his passion, and both he and Nancy became traveling nurses all over the country, eventually relocating to the Fulton, MO area, where Stu worked for DCI in Columbia for many of those years. Stuart ended his nursing career as an esteemed traveling dialysis nurse (in their airstream). Stuart was a pioneer in buttonhole cannulation. He had articles published in the Nephrology and Nursing Journal on Touch Cannulation, Cushion Cannulation, and Tandem Hand Cannulation. Additionally, he was asked to speak at multiple conferences all over the country on these techniques he developed that revolutionized the practice and provided more comfort to his patients.

Stuart was an adventurous soul and was known for seeing potential in others and pushing them to achieve it, believing firmly in the power of creativity and passion. He loved to teach his grandchildren to fish, hunt, and get into trouble, which were things he was very good at himself. He especially loved taking annual hunting and fishing trips with his son and grandson these last several years in Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. He also loved just relaxing in his beautiful yard with Nancy looking at the beautiful garden and listening and watching the birds.

Stuart Mott’s legacy is one of adventure, energy, always being up for a challenge, and always being the life of any party (even if it wasn’t his). And in that manner, his immediate family will don “Hawaiian shirts” at the visitation So join them, if you feel so inclined. He will be profoundly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Services: Visitation will be at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline, IL, on June 29, 2024, from 3 to 5 p.m. Interment will take place on July 1, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Mott Family Cemetery, near Callao, MO.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Mt. Zion Cemetery to support the upkeep of the family plot. Address: Mt. Zion Cemetery 27975 Foghorn Avenue Callao, MO 63534

Condolences may be expressed on Stuart's Memory Wall at

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06/19/24 10:29 AM #5    

Marilyn Vogelaar (Karnig)

Stuart was so full of life, always a smile, someone who just made you happy to be around him. I haven't seen him since our 50th reunion, but his posting on the class website, seemed to enhance his larger than life personality.  Im sad and sorry to hear he's passed away, he was a good friend to so many.


06/19/24 11:24 AM #6    

Robert L Sandberg

What a great lost for all of us, he was always so full of live and so much fun to be around, he will truly be missed by everyone

06/19/24 12:16 PM #7    

Russell D Howard

There were two guys that made the 62 class hilarious with their personalities and antics. They were Eric Gustuvsen and Stuart Mott. We talked a lot about the air traffic control saves we had in the Navy. Stuart was a gifted Rek dancer and compassionate human being. RIP

06/19/24 12:40 PM #8    

Andrea L Seitz (Gull)

So sorry to hear the news about Stuart.  He will very much be missed at the 80th dancing in his white suit and ball cap.  Sympathy to his family.

06/19/24 12:56 PM #9    

Dona C Evoy (Elvis)

   I know you are dancing in the stars in heaven. Thank you for blessing so many lives with your professional expertise, My admiration and a smile are with you always.

06/19/24 01:37 PM #10    

Jerry W Soukup

I didn’t know Stuart (Stu, Mott) well at MHS except to know he was person who was full of life and enjoyed having FUN with friends!   A mutual MHS friend Tom Ewing knew Stuart far better than me and said he was that but was much more.

I got to know Stuart better because we had a less than 6 degrees commonality.  We were both FAA Air Traffic Control Specialists (ATCS). Stuart was a tower controller, and I was an enroute ATCS.  We both participated in the PATCO Strike in August 1981 and never looked back.  

We got connected at the next MHS Class of “62” Reunion and talked about where life had taken since August 2, 1981.   Stuart had made a career change that had him very excited about the ability to grow in the medical profession.  He had developed some new medical techniques and published the information. 

We kept in touch occasionally via calls and emails.  I sent him a 40th anniversary T-shirt of the PATCO Strike and we discussed attending the MHS Class of “62” - 60th Reunion.  It was great to see him at the 60th and he gave me a PATCO hat.  We had one catch up call since the 60th.  He indicated he was fighting health problems.  I encouraged him and knew he was not one to capitulate easily.

My condolences to his Family, I will miss Stuart and know his exuberant spirit will roam the cosmos forever.


06/20/24 07:23 PM #11    

Ken Storms

This is truly a sad day for the MHS Class 0f 1962.  If you have attended any of the more recent reunions or other celebrations, you will always remember Stu on the dance floor in his white suit and Patco baseball cap.  Noone had as much fun as he did and it was a joy to watch.

He was a warm friendly person who seemed to know everybody and felt comfortable in his role within our class. He helped plan these events and took his job seriously as he had done his whole life.

I got a call from Stu last summer.  He was thinking about coming to Eagle River with some of his family to go fishing.  It didn't happen, but I wish it had.  It would have been a great time and adventure.

I am proud to have known him and wish that I had spent more time with him over the years.  He will be missed.  God bless his family and friends during this sad time.

06/21/24 04:24 PM #12    

Nancy A Groene (Bené)

I went to Lincoln School with Stuart Mott until 5th grade. He always remembered me at the class reunions. He was a larger than life guy! I recall that his mom drove a big van (and this was the fifties!). I guess she needed a big car for all Stuart's brothers and sisters!

06/22/24 12:12 PM #13    

Linda M Wilt (Free)

Stewart was a compassionate person who Judy Hackerson and I watched play baseball during the summer games at Steven's. Park in Moline.  He is a great guy in my mind.  After Roger, my high school sweetheart and my husband, died Stewart always asked me to dance at the class reunions.  I will always love him for that.  He will always be a wonderful memory for me.

06/23/24 10:53 AM #14    

John (Jack) Lawless

Stuart was a good friend in high school.  He and I did some crazy flying the summer after high school.  We flew a float plane up to Devil's Lake WI and camped and then to Lake Geneva WI. A late departure left us landing after dark on the Mississpi at Clinton IA where we were greated by a Sheriff's deputy who said we had been reported as crashing in the river.  Hmm.  We though is was a pretty good landing.

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