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  • Visitation:  9 am – 12 Noon Saturday
  • Funeral:  12:00 Noon Saturday at Greenville Community Church

Mr. Donald D. Gotwalt, age 75, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 27, 2006, in the emergency room of Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Campus, Greenville. The son of Archie & Ida (Atkinson) Gotwalt, he was born on June 16, 1931 in Lakeview.

On Dec. 7, 1953, at Sand Lake, he married the former Arlene M. Roberts. Together, they enjoyed forty-three years of marriage and raised four children. After serving in the U.S. Army, Don began working at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company, retiring after nearly 30 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeffrey Jay Gotwalt on May 25, 1994; his wife, Arlene M. Gotwalt on June 7, 1997; and a daughter, Kathleen Marie (Gotwalt) Coville on Aug. 3, 2001.

Surviving are two sons, Donald L. Gotwalt of Greenville, and Rick & Sandy Gotwalt of Stanton; a son-in-law, Scott Coville of Greenville; a daughter-in-law, Karie Gotwalt-Donaldson of Greenville; six brothers, Eugene & Patricia Gotwalt of Greenville, Gerald & Bonnie Gotwalt of Sidney, Gordon & Virginia Gotwalt of Greenville, Roger & Rita Gotwalt of Grattan; Wayne & Karie Gotwalt of Grand Rapids, and Ronald & Kay Gotwalt of Ludington; ten grandchildren, Kelly Brune, Greg Gotwalt, Amber Lewis, Jason Gotwalt, Mindy Gotwalt, Courtney Coville, Shannon Boire, Nichole Perry, Japhett Gallagher, and Daniel Gotwalt; eight great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 at Greenville Community Church, 6596 S. Vining Road, Greenville, with visitation on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at the church. Pastor Tom Hansen will officiate and burial will take place privately at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. To send a message of sympathy to the family, or to sign Dons online guest book, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.

The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family and has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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  1. Anonymous on December 27, 2006 at 12:00 am


    10/15/2012 –


    I miss you grandpa!

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  2. Rick Gotwalt on August 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Miss you dad. Thank you for visiting me in my dreams.

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