OBITUARY

Gertrud Buchta (Nowak) Ottman

October 1, 1934January 13, 2020
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Gertrud Nowak Buchta Ottman, 85, of Louisville, passed away Sunday. She was born October 1, 1934 in Myslowitz, Poland. She was retired from the Jefferson County Public Schools, and was a member of Third Lutheran Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Dick Ottman; her children, Frank Buchta, Mark Buchta, and Maronda Buchta McKinney (Kurt), Ray Ottman (Jennifer), and Scott Ottman (Meredith). Gerdi’s grandchildren, Cole McKinney, Madison McKinney, Myles Buchta, Erin Ottman, Madison Ottman, Jordan Ottman, and Taylor Slater Bieschke.

Services to celebrate Gerdi’s life will be held at 11:00 am Thursday at Third Lutheran Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, (in the sanctuary of Crescent Hill Baptist Church). Visitation will be held 4-8 pm Wednesday at Arch L. Heady-Cralle, 2428 Frankfort Ave.

Please leave a condolence for the family at: www.archlheadycralle.com

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  • She is survived by her loving husband, Dick Ottman, her children Frank Buchta, Mark Buchta, and Maronda Buchta McKinney (Kurt), Ray Ottman (Jennifer) and Scott Ottman (Meredith). Gerdi’s grandchildren Cole McKinney, Madison McKinney, Myles Buchta, Erin Ottman, Madison Ottman, Jordan Ottman, and Taylor Slater Bieschke.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Celebration of Gerdi's Life Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Sarah Muckler

January 15, 2020

My deepest condolences in the passing of this beautiful lady, she was the embodiment of one full of life. May God wrap you in peace and comfort with your warm memories as she makes her transition to her next life.

Tuula Van Gaasbeek

January 14, 2020

I can’t believe she is gone. There is a huge void in the world. I will forever treasure the kindness, generosity and unconditional love she demonstrated to me and to my entire family. She was like a mother to me when mine lived across the Atlantic, and my children considered her a grandmother. She was honest and open, you did not have to guess what she meant. She never held a grudge. Her door was always open, there was a room for me when I came to town, and food on the table. Hers was a true example of godly life. I am so incredibly fortunate and grateful to have known her. The last time I saw Gerdi was at my daughter’s wedding in May. I would have never guessed it would be the last. I thank God for allowing our paths to cross and I offer my most sincere thanks to her family for sharing her with us. Please accept my condolences and love. Goodbye Gerdi, go with God, until we meet again in a new reality, where youth replaces age, health replaces illness, and certainty all doubt. We will forever hold you in our hearts.

Hans & Wilda Probst

January 14, 2020

Dear Richard & dear Chidren;

Wilda and I would like to extend to you our sympathies on your
loss. We mourn your loss immensely.

Having known "Gerdi" for over fifty plus years, we also claim her as part of the "German-American" club family which all of us shared and enjoyed together as singers and friends.

We will miss her!

Linda Norman

January 14, 2020

Gerdie was a truly amazing lady. Faith, love, kindness and courage are not adequate enough descriptions to describe how she lived her life. Although my friendship with Gerdie was short in time, I will treasure it always. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend.

Lisa Lyons Lang

January 14, 2020

My heart aches for your family. Gerdi was such a big presence with an unforgettable personality. I know this is a huge loss. As a childhood friend of here daughter, Maronda, I remember so many Gerdi-isms as she kept an eye on all us girls as we were trying to make our way in the world. May her love and spirit continue to comfort and watch over you. Love to you all.

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Biography

Gertrud Nowak Buchta Ottman 85 of Louisville, passed away Sunday. She was born October 1, 1934 in Myslowitz Poland. She was retired from the Jefferson County Public Schools, and was a member of Third Lutheran Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Dick Ottman, her children Frank Buchta, Mark Buchta, and Maronda Buchta McKinney (Kurt), Ray Ottman (Jennifer) and Scott Ottman (Meredith). Gerdi’s grandchildren Cole McKinney, Madison McKinney, Myles Buchta, Erin Ottman, Madison Ottman, Jordan Ottman, and Taylor Slater Bieschke.

Services to celebrate Gerdi’s life will be held at 11:00 am Thursday at Third Lutheran Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, (in the sanctuary of Crescent Hill Baptist Church). Visitation will be held 4-8 pm Wednesday at Arch L. Heady-Cralle, 2428 Frankfort Ave.

Please leave a condolence for the family at; www.archlheadycralle.com