Joseph P. Gottwald (1956 - 2011)

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Joseph P. Gottwald, 54


Oct. 12, 1956 - March 25, 2011

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 29th, at 10:30 AM, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for Joseph P. Gottwald, age 54, of Paynesville who died on Friday at the Paynesville Area Hospital. Rev. Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Friends may call on Monday between 4:00-8:00 PM and on Tuesday after 9:30 AM at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.

Joseph was born October 12, 1956 in Contwig, Germany to Phillip and Anna Margot (Lang) Gottwald. He was a US Army Veteran. He married Jane Spaulding on June 4th, 1975 in Paynesville. Joe lived in Paynesville most of his married life. He was employed as an over the road truck driver for many years. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Paynesville American Legion Post #271.

Survivors include his wife Jane, children, Cary Hornick (Matthew) Timber Lake, SD, Kimberly Prentice (James) Belgrade, Amanda Gottwald (Aaron Schwalb of Owensboro, KY) Paynesville, Cortney Imdieke (Ryan) Belgrade, Andrea Prentice (Nathan) Brooten, Jacqueline Gottwald, Paynesville, grandchildren, Lola, Charlie, and Jackson Hornick, Hannah, Jonathan and Hillary Prentice, Tyler Gottwald, Christopher and Henry Imdieke, Paige and Parker Prentice, and Brooklyn Gottwald, father Phillip Gottwald, Eden Valley, brothers and sisters, Lucy Hoppe, Eden Valley, Martin Gottwald (Troyce) Kennedy, AL., Judy Wander (Bob) Paynesville, Edward Gottwald (Lorrie) Paynesville and Ursula Ruhland (Ron) Eden Valley, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death in his mother Anna Margot Gottwald December 25th, 2009 and godson Brandon Hoppe.

The family would especially like to thank the staffs at the Paynesville Area Hospital and St. Cloud Hospital for the extraordinary care given to Joe in his time of need.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Mar. 27, 2011
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