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Gene Richard Kottke, Age 81, died on October 18,2016 at ETMC in Tyler, Tx after surgery. He was born on a farm near Waco, NE, March 26,1935, to Elroy and Bell (Able) Kottke. He was a member of God's Church Worldwide.
Surviving is his wife, Janet Kottke of Palestine, Tx. Daughter-in-law Pam Kottke of Tyler, Tx, Son-in-law Larry Finley, of Palestine, Tx, Grandchildren, Heidi Kottke of Clinton, Ar, Karson (Chrystal) Kottke of New Braunfels, Tx, Gretchen Kottke, Parent of Leslie Parent of Leslie, Ar, Shonda (Gary) Rayford of Elkhart, Tx, Kyle (Kelly) Finley of Houson, Tx.
Great grandchildren Tristan Kottke, Rebecca Kottke, Alexis Parent, Wyatt Parent, Blake Laney, Kinsley Laney, Jaxon Rayford and Maisy Finley and one great-great grandson, Adalius Kottke.
Sister-in-law Marilyn (Glyn) Johnston, Brother-in-law Meryl (Cheryl) Rich, Brother-in-law Dean Eikenhorst. Cousin Jim (Jan) Uffelman, Donna Bell Knorr, Connie Davis and nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were son Michael Kottke, daughter Kathy Finley, his parents Elroy and Bell, step-father Alfred Blum, his Aunt and Uncle Ed and Esther Uffelman.
Graveside services were held 10/25/2016 at Gladewater Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 80, near Gladewater, Tx.
The East Texas Funeral Home of Longview was in charge of the service.
Published on October 31, 2016
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