Services for Carl F. Gotsch, 83, of Parma, who died Saturday,
Sept. 6, at home following a short illness, were held today at
Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church, Parma.
Pastor Paul F. Evans officiated, under the direction of
Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Burial was in Lower Boise
Mr. Gotsch, a retired rancher, and farmer, was born Sept.
25, 1902, at Loboe, Germany, to Gustav and Helen Bandholz
Gotsch. He immigrated to the United States and settled in
Idaho in 1924. After working in lumber and sheep camps, he
settled in the Parma-Notus area in 1931.
He married Elly Arp on July 20, 1931, at Vale, Ore. She
was also a native of Laboe whom Carl had known since his
youth. They began farming in the Ten Davis area in 1939 and
had farmed and fed cattle until recently when he retired.
He was active in community affairs, including service as a
director of the Farmers Cooperative Ditch Co. for more than 20
years. He was a longtime member of the Ten Davis School
Board, and a member of Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church
He is survived by his wife of Parma; three sons, Carl
Gotsch of Palo Alto, Calif., and Hans and William Gotsch, both
of Parma; nine grandchildren; and two sisters; and numerous
other relatives living in Germany.
Memorials may be made to Kirkpatrick Church, Parma; or to
the Parma Senior Citizens.