Obituary and Service Information for John Allen Gotwalt

Gotwalt, John Allen

Date: Monday, June 11, 2012
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Time: 10:30am

Service Location:
Mahn Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins, Festus, MO 63028

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Homeless Veterans Program C/O VAHCS, JB Division 135/JB, #1 Jefferson Barracks Drive, St Louis, MO 63125

John Allen "Tomato John" Gotwalt, 84, of Festus entered into rest on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Jefferson Barracks Medical Center. Born September 29, 1927, in Hanover, Pennsylvania; he was the son of the late Stewart and Mary (Pifer) Gotwalt. He leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Patricia (Bruce) Gotwalt of Festus.

Mr. Gotwalt was retired US Army, having served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a supervisor/housekeeping for Clean-Tech Company. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Festus VFW Post 3777 and Festus American Legion #253.

Survived by a daughter, Susan Rau of Munich, Germany; two brothers: Clyde (Reda) Gotwalt of Hanover, PA and Robert (Donna) Gotwalt of Spring Grove, PA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rev. Jarold Rux will be officiating the funeral service.


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