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Waltrip Funeral Directors

1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX

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James "Jim" Harry Gottschalk

17 octobre , 194522 août , 2019
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James "Jim" Harry Gottschalk, age 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, unexpectedly on August 22, 2019 in Jersey Village, Texas. Jim grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas and attended Field Kindley Memorial High School and Coffeyville Community College with a degree in Mechanical Design. Jim moved to Houston, Texas in 1963, to participate in the Fluor Corporation drafting program to start his career in Oil and Gas Engineering as a Lead Piping Designer. During his 53 year career Jim was considered the man to call when a project needed his expertise. Jim would say that he had worked for every Engineering firm in Houston at one time or another. Jim found his forte, he loved his work and being able to be on projects around the world.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Marcus and Armella Gottschalk, brother's Leroy and Gary Gottschalk. Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years Shirley Gottschalk, daughters Kimberley Donovan (Tom), Cherie Armstrong (Gene), granddaughter Lauren Vela, brother's Bill and Thomas Gottschalk, sister's Shirley Bartle, Twila Rogers, Mildred Gilbert, Patricia Miller, Marilyn Keys, Debra Williams, and Linda Gottschalk and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of this wonderful man's life will be at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road, Friday August 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev Scott Lewis officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Drive.

Services

  • Visitation vendredi, 30 août , 2019
  • Funeral Service vendredi, 30 août , 2019

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Kenneth Rogers

2 septembre , 2019

For at least the last 10 years my mother (Twila Rogers) and I have celebrated Christmas with Jim Gottschalk and his family. It was a wonderful opportunity to spend time with some of my favorite relatives that I don't get to see very often as I live out of state. I am downhearted that Uncle Jim will no longer be there to warmly welcome us into his home (in good times and bad). I shall miss Uncle Jim’s easy laugh, friendly manner, and his knowledgeable observations. He had so many memories of life in Houston in the 1960’s and 1970’s that I now wish I had recorded. He also had some interesting and unique memories of the Gottschalk family of his youth that I fear are lost. Above all I found Uncle Jim to be a loving and genuine person and am saddened that I (and the world) have lost him. Although he will live on in my memories he will be missed.

I offer my sincerest condolences to his family; his beautiful and loving wife Shirley and his equally beautiful and loving “girls”, Kim, Sheri, and Lauren and to all relatives or persons who grieve his loss.

Howard Newman

30 août , 2019

Sorry for your loss. Jim was a good friend and colleague. We worked together several times over the last 30 years. His knowledge and experience as well as his pleasant nature will be missed. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless You.
Howard Newman

Timothy Rogers

30 août , 2019

I did not know Jim well but I remember him as a kind and gentle person. My condolences to the Gottschalk family.
Tim Rogers

Patricia Miller

29 août , 2019

Jim was my brother, 3 years younger than I. When growing up I
played with Jim because he had some neat friends, Jim was a sweetie. When I got married and lived in Coffeyville, Jim came over to our apartment and ate supper with us about every evening , he loved eating with us because he was so hungry and also my husband, Jack was in the meat industry and we ate meat every day and when Jim and I lived at home, we could not afford meat that much , so Jim was delighted to eat with us. Jim was a hard worker and was able to support himself finishing High School and going to get his schooling to become a draftsman and that was hard work, then he fell in love witht the love of his life and had two girls which he adored. I will treasure my memories of Jim and am so glad I had him as a brother!

TWILA ROGERS

29 août , 2019

JIM was my best friend. We shared telephone calls each weekend. We often went together to visit Mom in Coffeyville, KS. I went with him through employment ups and downs; he always had a longing for work and was a great worker. He learned CAD-Cam computers and was the best in his field, whether it be oilfield related or otherwise. He often designed piping for new refineries. He learned sophisticated techniques and told me his recent employment with Parsons (non-oilfield related) was not that complicated. I will surely miss MY BEST FRIEND. I wish condolences to his wife Shirley, Cheri, and Kim, his daughters.

Tom Gottschalk

28 août , 2019

Jim's passing came as a surprise, he seemed to have Mom's youth gene. The memory of Jim I'd share is that when I was in 4th grade, Jim had an Argentinian bayonet that to a 4th grader looked like the coolest thing on earth. Those were German made in the 1890's, and are a military collectible, it must have struck Jim's fancy. He could see that I was enthralled by the bayonet, and he just told me it was mine. Even back then, that was not an inexpensive gesture, and I have that bayonet to this day.

My condolences to Shirley, Kim, and Cherie.

Tara Putnam

27 août , 2019

Jim was a great guy and wonderful to work for. He watched over those that worked for him almost like a shephard. Very thoughtful of others and always looked out for the little guy. He will be greatly missed.

-Tara Putnam

Homer Reyes

26 août , 2019

I’ll miss you, what a great guy thanks for your support and I’m glad to work with you as well as to know you gods speed buddy

Kimberley Donovan

26 août , 2019

I love my father very much.

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