THE REV. RUSSELL J. GOTSCHALL

 THE REV. RUSSELL J. GOTSCHALL
 The Rev. Russell J. Gotschall, age 93, of Concordia, Kan., died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Cloud County Health Center.
He was born in Franklin, Ill., on Dec. 22, 1919, to Fred and Faye (Izzeta) Gotschall.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 71 years,  Eula "Cindie" (Eubanks) in 2012.
 Russell is survived by his children: Elisha Woodall; Bruce (Barbara) Gotschall; DeAnn Raab; Bea Gotschall; and Cindie (Tom) Maddock. He was proud to be called "Poppy" by 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
 As a young husband and father, Russell was employed on a Salina farm. After answering the call to the ministry, he preached his first sermon on May 5, 1946. With the support of his wife, he attended Kansas Wesleyan University, followed by seminary at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology. He was ordained a Methodist minister in 1954. In 2010, at age of 90, he preached his final sermon at the pulpit of FUMC in Concordia, ending nearly 64 years of service.
 Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at Nutter Mortuary Chapel, 116 E. 6th, Concordia, with family present 6–8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Concordia, with  Pastor Tessa Zehring officiating. Russell requested cremation, following service. Inurnment will be at a later date.
 Memorial contributions may be given to the FUMC, Concordia, Kan.
Nutter Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
 Online condolences may be sent to nuttermortuary@yahoo.com.

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