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Kelly Jean Gottschalk
  • Youth for Christ
    PO Box 382
    Sturgis, MI 49091
  • Gift of Life Michigan
    3861 Research Park Dr.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48018

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“Sharon & Family,I am so sorry for your loss. Kelly was a delightful person, always smiling, laughing or sharing a joke. I will always treasure our...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Vikki Bollinger - Howe, IN

“Sharon, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. I didn't know her, but the comments here tell me that she is a lot like you - a...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Jeanette Kehoe - Sturgis, MI

“She was always on my Face-book with something nice or funny a beautiful & Loving Great Niece last seen at my daughter Cindys with her mother Sharon ...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: LORENE BORNEMAN - MISHAWAKA., IN

“I am so very sorry for your loss. May fond memories of your beloved Kelly and God's promise to comfort those who mourn give you peace and hope during...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sincerely ~ Matt. 5:4

“Im sorry for loss to the family, Kelly was sweet and very kind she had the love of the Lord inside her. I will always love her as a sister in Christ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Rex Summey - Sturgis, MI - Friend

“My sincere condolences to all of Kelly's family. My 1986 SHS classmate will be missed by all that knew her. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kevin Waltke - Sturgis, MI

“Sharon we are so sorry about Kelly. We had no idea until we saw a Ellen this evening. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Carol Melchi & Linda...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Melchi - LaGrange, IN

“Kelly you will be missed. May you find peace. Love tabby Blatter glick ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: tabby glick - sturgis, MI

“Sharon and family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Kelly was a beautiful lady. You are in our Prayers and thoughts. May God hold you in...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bill and Joy Cronkhite - Sturgis, MI

“Aunt Sharon, Darren and Mike, We were so sorry to hear about Kelly's passing. She was such a sweet girl and will be dearly missed. There are no words...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Michelle Kinsey - Adrian, MI

“I have known Kelly since elementary school, and I never remember a time when Kelly didn't have a smile on her face. She genuinely cared about...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Erika (Reinel) Wattrick - OH

“Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about Kelly.Just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayes.Take careMicky ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Michele ( Micky) RAIFSNIDER - MI

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


Kelly Jean Gottschalk age 49 of Howe, Indiana passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She was born September 14, 1967 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of Darryl and Sharon (Schrock) Gottschalk.
Kelly had resided in Howe since 1995 coming from Sturgis, Michigan where she was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class or 1986 and a member of the girls' softball team.
Kelly loved the time she was involved in Youth for Christ in Sturgis and especially enjoyed the white water rafting trip. She also enjoyed horseback riding, playing softball, music, watching football and NASCAR and loved fishing, especially with her dad.
She is survived by her mother: Sharon Snowden of Howe, Indiana; one brother: Darren (Lisa) Gottschalk of Sturgis; three step-brothers: Mike (Tammy) Snowden of Quincy, Steve (Debbie) Snowden of Kenton, Ohio and Jim (Mary) Snowden of Portage; one step-sister: Dee (Rob) Kesterke of Benton Harbor; her significant other: Mike Miller of Howe, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father: Darryl Gottschalk and one brother: Darryl Gottschalk, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Kelly Gottschalk will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Kelly's memory consider Youth for Christ, P.O. Box 382, Sturgis, MI 49091 or Gift of Life Michigan, 3861 Research Park Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.