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Floyd J. Gottschalk

January 27, 1938 — March 11, 2016

Floyd J. Gottschalk

Floyd J Gottschalk, 78, Hays, KS passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Hays, KS. He was born January 27, 1938, in Hays, KS to Philip and Ludwina (Werth) Gottschalk. He was a graduate of St Josephs Military Academy and attended Benedictine College, Atchison, KS.

He married Mary Catherine Gross on April 18, 1960 in Hays, KS. He spent most of his life as a cattle and wheat farmer in Ellis and Rush County, KS. He was a member of St Marys Church, Ellis, KS and a 4th Degree member of St Marys Council Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed college sports being an avid fan of the Kansas Jayhawks Basketball and Nebraska Cornhuskers Football.

Survivors include two sons of Ellis, KS, Bryan Gottschalk and wife, Sonya; Curtis Gottschalk and wife, Rose; five daughters, Brenda Klaus and husband, Bill, Hays; Cheryl Hertel and husband, Tom and Lynn Coleman and husband, Mark and Tammy Gee and husband, Tony all of Blue Springs, MO, and Jodi Smallwood and husband, Jim of Parker, CO; five brothers, Donald Gottschalk and wife, Theresa, Leon Gottschalk and wife, Dolores, all of Hays; Phil Gottschalk and wife, Bernadette, Edmond, OK; Fr David Gottschalk, OFM CAP, Colorado Springs, CO and Andy Gottschalk, Aurora, CO; two sisters, Sr. Donna Gottschalk, CSA, Fond du Lac, Wisc, and Raeann Suppes and husband, Charles, Marshall, MO; two sisters-in-law, Nita Gottschalk and Dorothy Gottschalk both of Hays, KS; and a brother-in-law, Ron Legleiter, Overland Park, KS. Twenty grandchildren, Shelby and Sidney Gottschalk; Jordan, Shaelyn and Carson Klaus; Samantha and Makenna Hertel; Holden and Hunter Gottschalk; Cody, Ian and Katie Coleman; Derick, Devin, Tyler, Nicholas and Addison Gee; Jayce, Adam and Ross Smallwood and one great-grandchild, Theodore Gee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine and son, Phillip Scott; his parents; five brothers, Fr Andrew Gottschalk, Vernon Gottschalk and wife, Jeanette; Ivan Gottschalk, Cecil Gottschalk and Stephen Gottschalk; and a sister, Helen Legleiter.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at St Marys Catholic Church, in Ellis with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at St Marys Church and Tuesday 2:00 pm 2:30 pm at Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS.

A combined Knights of Columbus rosary and parish vigil service will be 7:00 pm Monday at the church.

Floyds memorials are suggested to St. Marys Catholic Church or Via Christi Village of Hays, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com













Service Information









Visitation Monday

March 14, 2016

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Combined rosary and vigil service Monday

March 14, 2016

7:00 PM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Visitation Tuesday

March 15, 2016

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Keithley Funeral Chapel

400 E. 17th Street

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Funeral Mass Tuesday

March 15, 2016

3:00 PM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637

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