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, 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; one son, Joel (Jennifer) Gottschalk, of Schoolcraft; 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.
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 at 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. Memorial donations may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.