The staggered memorial viewing and family and friends visitation will take place in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on the evening of Friday, December 18, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. To keep family and friends safe in light of the pandemic and public health restrictions, a small private funeral will be held, and a celebration of his life will take place, in the future. Strict CDC guidelines will be in place for all attendees. You must wear a mask fully covering both your nose and mouth at all times.
Fitchburg (formerly of Racine) – Freddie Alexander Marsh-Lott, 71, passed away at UnityPoint Meriter Hospital on Thursday, December 10, 2020, in the loving presence of his daughters and two of his sisters.
He was born in Enterprise, Mississippi, on June 15, 1949, the son of Jacob and Ida Mae (nee: Marsh) Lott. Freddie graduated from Park High School and the University of Wisconsin – Parkside; and worked for many years as Director of the Bureau of Business and Design Professions in the Department of Regulations & Licensing.
Freddie is survived by his children David “Loki” Lott, Erica (Alex) Mikesell, and Annik (Chariss) Dupaty; grandchildren Nicolas, Cameron, Naiya and Nalani Dupaty and Avery Mikesell; his sisters and brothers, Lula (John) Garrett, Steve (Martha) Lott, Gregory Lott, Valeria (Henry) Conner, Jr., Willie Lott, Renee Lee, Tammy Gandy, Tonette (Brian) Miller, Perry Lott, Janice Lott, and Tiffany (Dewayne) Stevenson; stepmother Betty Lott; as well as dear aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives too numerous to name, and his ballroom dance community and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Lott; mother, Ida Mae Lott; brother, William “Vernon” Lott; sister, Helen Lott; brother-in-law Henry Lee; nephew, Anthony First, Jr.; and grandparents, Augie and Idell Marsh and Daniel and Lula Lott.
We, his daughters, want to put a few things on record, because we know he’d love that… our dad was funnier, cuter, more talented, more creative, more genuine, and more full of life than most dads, maybe all dads (but we can’t prove that). A part of him was a kid at heart, bumping us off video games so he could play, and trash talking on the basketball court (later in midlife he ran circles around guys half his age). Then there was the brilliant part of him directing large staffs, writing cookbooks, creating amazing video memoirs, and organizing events. Dad was larger than life, and had a commanding presence. He never failed to share his opinion on an array of topics from social justice, to politics, religion, cooking methods, music, which sports teams were the best (It’s the Packers). And if there is still debate on a topic, we are sorry, but he was right and you are wrong. Our dad loved everyone, and taught us from an early age to love ourselves, and to judge people not on the color of their skin but on the content of their character like the Rev. Dr. King once said. If our dad ever cooked for you, we know you are smiling reading this, because he could throw down in the kitchen and on the grill (we could list the awards, but then you might start questioning your own accomplishments and we don’t want to bring anyone down). Dad was a super talented photographer, and saw the beauty in everyone and everything through his lens with loving eyes. If our dad ever took a photo of you, smile again. If you ever saw our dad dance, smile once more. He could glide across a dance floor as light as a feather (Ladies, are you still waiting for your turn? Smile.) Did you ever hear dad’s DJ mixes, watch his videos or attend his ballroom or Mardi Gras dances? Smile for the rest of your life remembering that joy, your favorite song coming on, or your favorite picture flashing across the screen.
Dad lived life on his own terms, in his own way. He always said, “Don’t worry about what people think about you, just be confident in who you are, and know you are good enough.”
The staggered memorial viewing and family and friends visitation will take place in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on the evening of Friday, December 18, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. To keep family and friends safe in light of the pandemic and public health restrictions, a small private funeral will be held, and a celebration of his life will take place, in the future.
Strict CDC guidelines will be in place for all attendees. You must wear a mask fully covering both your nose and mouth at all times.