WAHOO – Arthur L. Gottsch Jr., 92, of Wahoo died Feb. 1 in Wahoo.
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Gottsch was born on Nov. 26, 1920 to Arthur Sr. and Mary (Huber) Gottsch in rural Bennington. He graduated from Kennard High School and enlisted in the United States Marines. He was in the Fourth Division, serving in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He made four assault landings at Roi Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. After the war he joined the Nebraska State Patrol and was based out of Lincoln until a farming opportunity came up in the Bennington area. He farmed there until moving to a farm in the Wahoo-Mead area in 1968. He retired from farming in 1987.
He married Anita Klintworth on Sept. 21, 1946 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Snyder.
He had been a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where he served as an officer and president.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Gottsch; sisters, Opal Stork, Betty Travis and Rosemary Christopherson.
He is survived by his wife; sons and daughter-in-law, Rod and Daylene Gottsch of Winter Haven, Fla. and Rob Gottsch of Wahoo; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Tom Schulte of Lincoln; grandchildren, Jeremy and Jason Gottsch, Dillon, Jenna, Derek and Jessi Schulte; great-grandson, Dawson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Charlotte Gottsch of Elkhorn, Lyle and Carrie Gottsch of Washington, Virgil and Judy Gottsch of Elkhorn; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wahoo. Interment will be at Morningside Cemetery at Mead with military honors by American Legion Post 82 and VFW Post 4502.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Svoboda Funeral Home and one hour before service on Wednesday.
Pallbearers are Del Andresen, Jeremy and Jason Gottsch, and Dillon, Derek and Tom Schulte.
Honorary bearers are Pat, Lyle and Virgil Gottsch, Dean Hansen, Marvin Mumm, Merlin Klintworth, Denis Walter, Eldon Johnson and Dale Johnson.
Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund or Mead Fire and Rescue.
Art's family would like to thank the staff at South Haven Living Center for the excellent care he received.
Svoboda Funeral Home in Wahoo is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Wahoo Newspaper from February 4 to February 13, 2013