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Dorothy Gott, retired assistant professor remembered

Posted on Apr 26, 2013
Dorothy M. Gott, retired Assistant Professor passed away April 21, 2013

With a wide smile and warm heart, Dorothy Gott was part of the UW-Superior instructional staff from 1977 to 1998 when she retired. She attended school here as well, earning her in 1968 and her Master of Arts degree in 1972.

Gott, 82, longtime Superior resident, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth.

Professor Dr. Raychel Reiff, who is the chair of the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department, was proud to work with Dorothy for 9 years. She said she will never forget her and the impact she had on students and co-workers at the university: "Dorothy was one of the kindest, loving and most gentle people I have ever known. She had a sweet smile and had kind words for everyone."

Reiff added, "She had high standards at school but also lived her
life that way, dedicated and faithful, never missing a class or department meeting during her entire teaching career." Reiff said, "Her gentleness was genuine; students and peers all loved her."

She was born on July 13, 1930, in Superior, Wis. to William and
Elizabeth (Dewberry) Jantzen.

She was a 1948 graduate of the former Central High School and also
taught at the former Superior Vocational School and Cathedral School.

Dorothy taught in the English Department at UWS for 21 years, retiring as an Assistant Professor in 1998. She married George Gott on Sept. 20, 1965, and celebrated 47 years of marriage.

Her husband, Professor Emeritus George Gott, is the author of over 800 poems published in magazines worldwide and taught for over 36 years at UW-Superior. He first joined UW-Superior in 1961, and they retired together in 1998.

Dorothy had three daughters: Mary, Nancy and Patricia, and Patricia followed in her parents footsteps and taught English at UW-Superior for a while and is now at
UW-Stevens Point.

Dorothy loved "antiquing" - refinishing old furniture,
needlepoint, genealogy, history, reading, and she will be remembered as a good
cook. She enjoyed being outdoors, especially spending her summers at the cabin
in Lake Nebagamon, gardening and planting flowers.

The Superior Telegram contributed to this story.

For more information on Dorothy M. Gott here is a link to the
story in the Superior Telegram:

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