Date of Death: July 21, 2018

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 South Lakeview, Sturgis, MI. 49091 with Pastor Cal Kolzow officiating.

Interment will be held in Peek Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Diane Marie Gottschalk, age 73, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born on March 9, 1945 in Sturgis, MI., the daughter of the late Floyd John and Edith (Houck) Hack.

Diane graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1963. On June 3, 1966 she was united in marriage to Mr. Allen Leroy Gottschalk. Diane has been a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Sturgis, where she was baptized and also a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Three Rivers for thirty two years. Diane was employed by Freeman Mfg., Johnson Corporation, Three Rivers Schools, and later at Ruby’s Women’s Apparel. Diane’s greatest joy was her family. She devoted herself to her husband, children, and especially her beloved grandchildren.

Mrs. Gottschalk was preceded in death by her parents and one infant sister.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, husband, Allen Leroy Gottschalk, of Three Rivers, one daughter, Heather (Ray) Swinsick, of Sturgis, MI.; one son, Joel (Jennifer) Gottschalk, of Schoolcraft, MI.’ five beloved grandchildren, Mercedes and Jackson VanAlmen, Payton Gottschalk, Michaela and Cassidy Swinsick; one sister, Connie (Dale) Carpenter as well as several nieces and nephews.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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  1. Momma G

    Rejoice in being with our Lord!! Say hi to Dad from the Northern CA Barkow’s.

    To all the family, she will be greatly missed. I mourn your loss as you all were a major part of me growing up!!! Love you all!!!

  2. I worked with Diane many years ago at The Johnson Corporation and had so many laughs together. Diane was a very happy and loving woman. Our prayers are with the entire family during their loss of a precious loved one.

    Judy (Gilchrist) Mohney, Stayton, Oregon.

  3. Dear Gottschalk family members, I will always remember Diane for her extra special way of celebrating with confetti in cards and warm loving spirit. My deepest condolences on her too soon passing. Hugs and tears to you all.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Allen, Heather & Joel. Diane was an amazing person. No more suffering, just laughing & smiles.

  5. Allen & family, Please accept our condolences on the passing of Diane. One never really knows what to say in this situation, but know that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Diane was a classmate of my husband Larry with the Sturgis class of ’63. Larry sends his regards.

  6. My condolences for your loss. Aunt Diane will be missed, but I’m glad she’s rejoicing in heaven with Jesus.

  7. Dear Gottschalk family,

    I’m very sorry for your loss and hope you’ll accept my condolence and deep regrets for this enemy death took my entire family and I’d like to share where I found help at that time. I found comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we’ll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever, These scriptures along with others help me cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I’ll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when comfort and hope is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you’ll feel free let me know if I accomplished my purpose. Hoping to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

  8. Gosh Allen. What can I say. July hasn’t been a great month for either one of us. So sorry about Diane. My prayers are with you Heather and Joel and all your family.

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