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Born: Mar 02, 1938

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2021

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March 2, 1938 - January 6, 2021

Suddenly, at his residence, Edward (Eddie) Gottwald passed away at the age of 82.
Eddie was predeceased by his parents, Ferdinand and Martha Gottwald, and by his brothers, Donald and Alfred. He was also predeceased by family members, Gus and Ruby Baekeland as well as their son Richard.
He is survived by his former sister-in-law, Sadie Sigurdson (Gottwald) as well as cousins, Lisa Baekeland (Rob Quesnel) and Leanne Bremault (Ray) along with Siegfried Kreiner and family.
Eddie lived his entire life in South Junction. Along with farming, the family was also known for construction, mechanics and sales and service to the community. Eddie had a cheerful, friendly smile and loved socializing with family, friends and neighbours. He had a wonderful childlike faith in everything and trusted those around him. He believed in the good of others. Eddie traveled to Austria several times to visit with his cousin and was always welcomed with open arms. Eddie also enjoyed the various pets he had throughout his life. They provided him with great companionship.
Eddie's interests included bowling, floor curling, playing games, cards and bingo. He was very proud of his car show trophies from the annual Spraguefest celebration and enjoyed attending the Roseau County fair.
For their friendship, the family would like to thank Sadie and Connie Sigurdson, Mitch and Patty Gobeil, Ray Klassen, Paul and Sue Krahn, Liz and Rod Grahn, David Lavergne and Gwen and the late Charley Lavergne. Eddie also dearly missed the late Ernie Klassen and Herb and Norma Simms.
To all the friends, neighbours, and volunteers who took Eddie to church, to the meal programs, to appointments and shopping, your kindness is appreciated.
Heartfelt thanks go out to Mitch and Patty Gobeil, Constable Bunn and the Sprague RCMP detachment and the EMS crew from Vita for their efforts on Eddie's behalf.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Eddie's life will be held at a later date due to the current restrictions.

As published in The Carillon on Jan 14, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • We are very sorry to hear of Eddie's sudden passing. Our deepest sympathy to his family. We are very fortunate to have known the Gottwald brothers and Mother for the last 32+ years. We enjoyed Eddie's, and co- riders, numerous visits to Moose Lake. We had many interesting conversations on many different topics and always looked forward to the next visit. We will miss these, and forever have these memories. - Posted by: Al and Yvette Fedirchuk (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2021

  • Sincere and deepest sympathies to you and yours! Eddie was one of a kind. As a teammate in ten pin bowling at Roseau, Minn he was always cheerful and a pleasure to be around. We would often ride together and the many stories were never dull. He was a character and will be missed. Rest In Peace Eddie 🙏🙏 - Posted by: Marc Allard (Sparky) (Friend ) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • Eddie made my day better every time I saw him. He was everyone's friend, and will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Dion and Sherri Houston (friends) on: Jan 15, 2021

  • I first met Eddie when I was cook at the Middlebro meal program in 2012, he was a very sweet and friendly man who loved his card game after each meal was done. Sometimes when he was in Sprague for an appointment he would drop in for a short visit and chat, my door was always open to him. When we were at the senior program we played games and he became to love marbles and was so proud when he won. He’ll never be forgotten, he was a wonderful person to everyone he met. My sincere condolences, Eddie we’ll miss your big smile. RIP my friend. - Posted by: Gloria and Rick Van Dyk (Friend ) on: Jan 14, 2021

  • Eddie was Special in so many ways. He knew everyone in the area and always had time to talk with them. His cheerful nature made us look forward to seeing him at the South Junction Farmers Market or any other gatherings in the area. We are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. We will miss Eddie. - Posted by: Terry and Karen Viddal (Friends) on: Jan 14, 2021

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