Larry Lee Gotshall

October 25, 1941 - February 09, 2021

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Larry Lee Gotshall, 79, of Wolcottville died Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.

He was born October 25, 1941, in West Unity, Ohio to Lloyd Erhman and Dorothy Jeannette (Haynes) Gotshall.

He was a 1959 graduate of Lima High School in Howe.

Mr. Gotshall honorably served in the U.S. Army from January 2, 1964 to December 30, 1965.

On June 15, 1968, he married Sara Sturgis.

He retired from Motor Wheel, later called Duo Therm and then Dometic in LaGrange after 43 years.

He was a member of the.. LaGrange American Legion Post 215 for 55 years and a past member of the Wolcottville Lions Club, Elks Lodge, and the Moose Lodge.

Larry loved being with his family, especially attending sporting events for his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling and vacations in Florida the past dozen years. He was an IU basketball and football fan. He also enjoyed Indy and NASCAR racing.

Surviving are his wife, Sara Gotshall of Wolcottville; a son, Dr. Stephen (Lisa) Harp of Akron, Ohio; two daughters, Bridget Hardesty of Wolcottville and ChrisAnn (Brian) McKinley of Avilla; six grandchildren, Sarah Harp, Marie Harp, Brant McKinley, Karsten McKinley, Braxton Hardesty, and Khloe Hardesty; a brother, Todd (Evelyn) Gotshall of Mebane, North Carolina; and a sister, Sherry (Bob) Patterson of West Unity, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lyston and Genevieve Sturgis; brother-in-law, Frank Sturgis; and grandson, Benjamen Hardesty

There will be no visitation or services. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the First Responders of the Johnson Township Fire Department, in care of Young Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 341, Wolcottville, Indiana, 46795.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Donald C Wolf
February 17th, 2021 8:09pm

Sorry to learn this.. condolences to family.. worked with him.

Linda Stebing
February 14th, 2021 7:43pm

My friend and co-worker, you will be missed. My condolences to Sarah and the kids.

February 12th, 2021 11:27am


Deborah Kaough
February 12th, 2021 1:09am

I am so sorry about your losse . Larry taught me so much . He taught me how to be a good employee . We gave each other a hard time . He was awsume to work with. Love you Larry and miss you .

Michael & Sandra Brill
February 11th, 2021 10:39pm
Leesburg, IN

Sara, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jonquil Vincent
February 11th, 2021 1:52pm
Gambrills, MD

Dear Sara, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nicole Miller
February 11th, 2021 2:03am
Nicole Miller-JTFD

Rest in Heaven Mr. Gotshall

Ben & Twyla Boyd
February 11th, 2021 1:49am
Rome city, Indiana

Sara and kids, So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed his friendship and working with Larry for many years at Motor Wheel, Duo Therm and Dometic. RIP my friend Larry.

Dewey and Barb Gotshall
February 11th, 2021 1:16am

We are sorry for your loss. I remember the last time I saw you and Larry was in Menard’s in Angola. We are thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

Steve and Jana Myers
February 10th, 2021 10:52pm

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and the family at this time.

David G Klein
February 10th, 2021 7:45pm
Roanoke 46783

Sorry for your loss. Praying for you nad yor family

Mike McArdle
February 10th, 2021 7:18pm
Avilla IN

Sorry for your loss Sara. May God bless your family and keep you all well.

Sheila Arbuckle-Welch
February 10th, 2021 7:00pm

Condolences Sara to you and your family! Prayers during this difficult time.