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Dorothy Gottschalk

December 3, 1936 — December 24, 2022

Dorothy Gottschalk

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Dorothy Gottschalk, age 86, of Hays, Kansas passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Hays Medical Center. She was born December 3, 1936 in Antonino, Kansas to Mike and Mary (Stecklein) Befort. On August 18, 1956 she married Cecil Gottschalk at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Hays. He preceded her in death on February 11, 2016.

Dorothy worked at Travenol and as a seamstress at Stromgren Supports Inc. She was a member of St. Josephs Church, VFW Auxiliary, the Hays Rec Commission Fitness Center, Ladies Bowling League at Centennial Lanes and the Fort Hays Golf Course Ladies Association. Dorothy lived a full and simple life. She loved her faith, family and friends above all. She enjoyed attending daily mass, watching her children and grandchildren play sports along with professional and collegiate teams, playing golf, bowling, doing puzzles, playing trivia and most importantly spending time with her family.

Dorothy is survived by four sons, Gregg Gottschalk (Patricia) of Hays, Chris Gottschalk (Krista) of Hays, Galen Gottschalk of Hays and Troy Gottschalk (April) of Westminster, Colorado; two daughters, Jan Meade (Joe) of The Colony, Texas and Becky Serri (Andy) of Sarasota, Florida; a brother, Jim Befort (Esther) of Broomfield, Colorado. Grandchildren, TJ (Megan) and Luke (Jess) Gottschalk, Katie (Nate) Burkman, Taylor and Ryan (Mia) Meade, Shayla (Aaron) Ward, Sarah (Garrett) Stoecklein, Alyssa, Haley and MaKenna Gottschalk, Gabe Serri, Jack and Alex Gottschalk. Great-grandchildren, Teagan, Adilyn, Jonah and Remington Gottschalk, Lily and Miles Gottschalk, Emerson and Donovan Burkman, Adilyn and Ella Ward and Baker Stoecklein.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Shane Gottschalk on November 19, 2012; seven sisters, Ida, Olivia, Sr. Fermina, Esther, Mary, Rose Ann and Helen plus eight brothers, Bill, Albinus, Adam, Bob, Mike Jr., Ralph, George and Harry.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, December 29, 2022 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hays. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 - 8:00 PM and Thursday 9:00 - 9:30 AM all at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

A VFW Auxiliary Memorial Service and Rosary will be Wednesday at 6:30 PM, followed by a parish vigil service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to TMP-Marian High School, St. Josephs Church or The Fort Hays Golf Course Ladies Association.

Condolences may be shared by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com

















Services







Visitation Wednesday

December 28, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Combined rosary and vigil service Wednesday

December 28, 2022

6:30 PM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Funeral Mass Thursday

December 29, 2022

10:00 AM

St Joseph s Catholic Church

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