Obit: Gotter, Velma May #2 (1933 - 2007)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gotter, Zuege, Gardner, Schreindl, Timmler, Hinkelmann, Kollmansberger, Sommers

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) March 14, 2007

Gotter, Velma May (May 14, 1933 - March 11, 2007)

Velma M. Gotter, age 73, of Loyal, died in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Marshfield, on Sunday, March 11, 2007.

Velma May Gardner was born May 14, 1933, in The Town of Beaver, Clark County, WI to Floyd and Margaret (Zuege) Gardner. She was raised on her family’s farm and educated in the Loyal area, graduating from Loyal High School in 1951. Velma was united in marriage to Elmer Gotter on Dec. 8, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal. They farmed north of Loyal, where Velma was a homemaker, mother and helped her husband on the farm. They sold the farm in 1990 and moved into Loyal. Velma then worked in Marshfield, at Figi’s for two years, and later at Weinbrenner Shoe Company for three years. She retired in 1995. Velma was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal, and had served on the Town of Hixon election board in the mid 1950’s.

She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and family, playing cards, bowling, and playing Aggravation.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Elmer, of Loyal; five children, Bonnie (Vern) Schreindl, of Marshfield; Eugene Gotter, of Riplinger; Dean (Beth) Gotter, of Spencer; Kevin Gotter, of Marshfield; Cheryl (Mike) Timmler, of Loyal; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Jean Gardner, of Owen, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her father Floyd Gardner; her mother Margaret Gardner-Hinkelmann; her step-father Ernest Hinkelmann; two brothers, Harold and Vern Gardner; and two sisters, Lorea Kollmansberger and Lucille Sommers.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate and burial will follow in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ron Gotter, Eric Gotter, Brian Timm, Bucky Gardner, Bobby Gardner and Greg Kollmansberger. Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Loyal, on Wednesday, March 14, 1007 from 4-8 p.m., and at the church, on Thursday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.



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