April 3, 1933-March 18, 2012
MARSHALL - Services for Richard "Dick" E. Gottskalkson, 78, of Marshall, formerly of rural Porter, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Icelandic Cemetery near Ivanhoe. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
He died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
Richard "Dick" Earl was born April 3, 1933, to Baldur and Alice (Halvorson) Gottskalkson in Alta Vista Township, Lincoln County. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Minneota. After graduating from Minneota High School he attended Vocational Technical School at Granite Falls for mechanics. Richard enlisted in the Army on Sept. 21, 1953 and served in the Korean War. On Aug.15, 1956, Dick was united in marriage to Ina Mae Haunco in Lawton, Okla. After his honorable discharge on Sept. 21, 1956 the couple moved to Minnesota and farmed for several years in Alta Vista Township. He also managed the Produce Station in Porter for Woodlake Marketing Co-op. Dick went on to graduate from mechanic school in Canby and was hired by McLaughlin and Schultz Road Construction for 10 years. Ina died July 10, 1972 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. When Dick retired, he did part-time mechanic work, Special Education at Marshall High School for four years and worked for Ted Deutz for three years. Dick's enjoyments included fishing and being mechanical. He was a member of Marshall American Legion Post #113.
He is survived by special friend, Phyllis Picht of Granite Falls and other friends, Hank and Arlene Jerzak, Tom and Becky Noyes, Ron and Brenda Meulebroeck; also many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and one brother, Ronald.
Blessed be the memory of Richard "Dick" Earl Gottskalkson.