Ivan Watters

Ivan A Watters

1935 - 2021

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Ivan Watters age 85 of Highwood. Ivan began studying Bonsai in 1960. He trained with several Japanese Masters. In 2006 Ivan became the curator of the Bonsai collection of the Chicago Botanic Gardens. After authoring the book Bonsai a Patient Art, Ivan retired from the Gardens in 2014. Since then Ivan has worked as a teacher, a guest judge at Bonsai Exhibits and as member of the Midwest Bonsai Society Board of Directors. His accomplishment in designing Bonsai trees are reflected by many 1st Place and Best in Show Awards. In 2015 the Japan America Society of Chicago presented Ivan with its Cultural Achievement Award. Memorial Visitation Saturday, April 24th from 12-2 pm. Cremation and Inurnment Private. In lieu of flowers donations to the Midwest Bonsai Society, PO Box 1373, Highland Park, IL 60035 are appreciated. To leave a condolence or for more information visit www.funerals.pro or call 847.537.6600.

Memorial Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Kolssak Funeral Home
189 S Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, Illinois, United States
(847) 537-6600