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 William Ralph “Bill” Gottsch

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William Ralph “Bill” Gottsch

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death
26 Aug 2020 (aged 74)
Burial
Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID
214963366 View Source

William was born in Omaha to William C. Gottsch and Lois Jean Burgett. He graduated from Omaha Technical High School in 1963,

He served in the U.S Army from 1967 until 1970 achieving the rank of E5. In 1968, after the capture of the USS Pueblo, he was deployed to Korea. While stationed in Korea, he was assigned to the 8th Army Headquarters. He was responsible for the reproduction and dissemination of Classified, Secret and Top Secret documents.

Upon the discharge from the service he went to work for the Nebraska Department of Corrections. In 1983 he was commissioned a Nebraska Deputy Sheriff, where he processed warrants, extraditions, extradited felons, and transported high-risk prisoners. In 2003 health problems forced his retirement.

In 1966, after the death of his father he became interested in his family geology. Over the next 20 years he researched and documented his family back to 1683 in Germany. He and Suzanne made two trips to Germany to visit the villages from which the family originated, and made contact with a direct line cousin there. He brought together 5 family lines, after over 120 years of separation. He also researched and documented over 12 other direct and non-direct families. He was always the first to help others with their family research, or to answer questions regarding his family or genealogy. His research is a tribute to his love of family, and a living history for future generations.

Preceded by:
Parents: William & Lois
Brothers: Timothy and James
Sister: Danna Lou Bevins

Survived by
Wife: Suzanne Gottsch
Daughter: Deanna Lynne Chapman (Frank)
Sons: Jonathon Smith and William J. Gottsch (Audrey)
Sisters: Debra Lee Baum and Elaine Kay Bullock
7 granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 12 great grandchildren

Omaha World Herald
Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home
August 2020

Visitation is Sunday, August 30, 2020, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral service is Monday, August 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in the family plot, Old German Cemetery, Bennington, NE. The family will direct memorials.

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~
Contributor: MrsB (47910340) • [email protected]

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Gottsch, William R. "Bill" September 6, 1945 - August 26, 2020 He passed away August 26, 2020. He was born in Omaha to William C. Gottsch and Lois Jean Burgett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Timothy and James; and sister, Danna Lou Bevins. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Gottsch; daughter, Deanna Lynne Chapman (Frank); sons, Jonathan Smith and William J. Gottsch (Audrey); sisters, Debra Lee Baum, Elaine Kay Bullock; 7 granddaughters; 2 grandsons; and 12 great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Sunday, August 30, 2020, 3-5pm at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, August 31, 2020, at 1pm at the Funeral Home. Interment is in the German Cemetery in Bennington, NE. The family will direct memorials. HOY - KILNOSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 1221 N. 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA

William was born in Omaha to William C. Gottsch and Lois Jean Burgett. He graduated from Omaha Technical High School in 1963,

He served in the U.S Army from 1967 until 1970 achieving the rank of E5. In 1968, after the capture of the USS Pueblo, he was deployed to Korea. While stationed in Korea, he was assigned to the 8th Army Headquarters. He was responsible for the reproduction and dissemination of Classified, Secret and Top Secret documents.

Upon the discharge from the service he went to work for the Nebraska Department of Corrections. In 1983 he was commissioned a Nebraska Deputy Sheriff, where he processed warrants, extraditions, extradited felons, and transported high-risk prisoners. In 2003 health problems forced his retirement.

In 1966, after the death of his father he became interested in his family geology. Over the next 20 years he researched and documented his family back to 1683 in Germany. He and Suzanne made two trips to Germany to visit the villages from which the family originated, and made contact with a direct line cousin there. He brought together 5 family lines, after over 120 years of separation. He also researched and documented over 12 other direct and non-direct families. He was always the first to help others with their family research, or to answer questions regarding his family or genealogy. His research is a tribute to his love of family, and a living history for future generations.

Preceded by:
Parents: William & Lois
Brothers: Timothy and James
Sister: Danna Lou Bevins

Survived by
Wife: Suzanne Gottsch
Daughter: Deanna Lynne Chapman (Frank)
Sons: Jonathon Smith and William J. Gottsch (Audrey)
Sisters: Debra Lee Baum and Elaine Kay Bullock
7 granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 12 great grandchildren

Omaha World Herald
Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home
August 2020

Visitation is Sunday, August 30, 2020, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral service is Monday, August 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in the family plot, Old German Cemetery, Bennington, NE. The family will direct memorials.

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~
Contributor: MrsB (47910340) • [email protected]

View Memorial

Gottsch, William R. "Bill" September 6, 1945 - August 26, 2020 He passed away August 26, 2020. He was born in Omaha to William C. Gottsch and Lois Jean Burgett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Timothy and James; and sister, Danna Lou Bevins. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Gottsch; daughter, Deanna Lynne Chapman (Frank); sons, Jonathan Smith and William J. Gottsch (Audrey); sisters, Debra Lee Baum, Elaine Kay Bullock; 7 granddaughters; 2 grandsons; and 12 great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Sunday, August 30, 2020, 3-5pm at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, August 31, 2020, at 1pm at the Funeral Home. Interment is in the German Cemetery in Bennington, NE. The family will direct memorials. HOY - KILNOSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 1221 N. 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA


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