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Louis William Gottschalk

February 22, 1921 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 96)

Louis (Lou) William Gottschalk, age 96 of Kalispell passed away of natural
causes on February 2, 2018. Lou was born in Oakland, CA on February 22, 1921
to Herbert and Anna (Vialli) Gottschalk. Lou joined the Navy in 1941 and
served 4 years before being honorable discharged. He joined the California
Highway Patrol and retired as a Lieutenant from Corte Madera, California
after 30 years of service. Lou then worked for Baldwin Trucking. He was an
avid golfer and a longtime member of Buffalo Hill Golf Course. Lou made it a
point every Friday night to take his loving wife to dinner at Spencer and
Company Steakhouse. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister.
Lou is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Nova Arlyne Gottschalk,
daughters Lisa Marie Gottschalk and Annette Seabase; grandson Seth Foster
and his wife Holly; granddaughter Kassie Rinearson and her husband Justin;
great grandchildren Alexus, Jackson, and Peyton Foster, and numerous nephews
and nieces. Lou was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great
grandfather. Lou was loved by many friends and everyone at Spencer and
Company Steakhouse; where they made him their honorary mayor. A celebration
of Lou's life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday February 10, 2018 at Buffalo
Hill Funeral Home with a reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of
flowers the family requests donations be made in Lou's name to the Flathead
Valley Food Bank, or The Flathead Valley Animal Shelter. Friends are
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