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Mr. Eugene A. Gotwalt, age 75, of Greenville, passed away early Saturday morning, July 12, 2008 at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Michigan. The son of Archie & Ida (Atkinson) Gotwalt, he was born on Jan. 24, 1933 at Fife Lake.

Gene began working at the former Ranney Refrigerator Company in Greenville and on July 24, 1954, in Belding, he married Patricia Ann Sherwood. He later began working at Extruded Metals in Belding, retiring after nearly 30 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, trapping, and fishing, as well as playing softball and bowling. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Gotwalt; a sister-in-law, Arlene M. Gotwalt; a nephew, Jeffrey Jay Gotwalt; and a niece, Kathleen Marie Coville.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 54 years, Pat Gotwalt of Greenville; their four children, Dick & Linda Gotwalt of Greenville, Teresa & Jim Parrott of Grand Rapids, Carol & Richard Johnson, and Brenda Gotwalt, all of Greenville; five grandchildren, Ryan Gotwalt, Jason Gotwalt, Jennie & Mike Musgrave, Stephanie & Doug Badge, and Jacob Gotwalt; eight great grandchildren, Mitchell, Stacy, Landon, and Trevor Badge, Ryelee Gotwalt, and Taylor, Christopher, and Katie Musgrave; five brothers, 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; two sisters-in-law, Jean Reed of Greenville, and Linda & Larry Vernon of Bonita Springs, Florida; and many, many nieces and nephews.

As Eugene wished, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.  Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan.

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The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Greenville, was entrusted with the arrangements.


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  1. Anonymous on July 12, 2008 at 12:00 am


    08/08/2008 –

    John & Leslie Wood

    Dick & Linda,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. It’s really hard to see your parents grow old and then to have to endure this too. May God give you strength and comfort.

    08/02/2008 –

    Carrie (Haight) McCarthy

    Brenda, SOrry about your father. I hear from Gordon and Georgetta told me what happen to your father. I am sorry to hear that . I am pray for you and your family . Your friend carrie

    07/15/2008 –

    Lee Lindquist

    Pat, Brenda, Jacob and Family,
    Thinking of you in this difficult time.
    Lee Lindquist Cedar Crest Elementary

    07/14/2008 –

    Hank & Debbie Hemmes

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Eugene. I have known Eugene since I was 20 yrs old. I remember stopping by Eugene’s place with Dick to visit and pick up our spear we stored there, before we would go sucker spearing. Also going up to the haymarsh flooding to set traps for muskrats. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

    07/14/2008 –

    Becki Brooks

    Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you Aunt Pat.
    Becki Jo & Dustin Brooks (Ronnie’s stepdaughter)

    07/14/2008 –

    Lorna Vant Hof

    Pat and Family; So very sorry to hear about Eugene May God Bless and keep you all. Lorna

    07/13/2008 –

    Ronald & Kay Gotwalt

    Condolences to Pat and family, I will always have fond memories of duck hunting and golfing together. I’ll never forget and have told the story about the day that Eugene sent me to town to get a board stretcher. of which there has never been any. Love Ron&Kay

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