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Catherine “Janaan” Gottschalk, 82, of Bellevue, Iowa, passed away at Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, IA, on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
Services will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Deacon John Stierman officiating. Family and friends may visit after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home until time of service. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Janaan was born on September 30, 1935 in Dubuque to Edward and Lucille (Weber) Traut. She married Raymond “Sonny” Gottschalk, Sr. and they lived in Dubuque before moving to a farm west of Zwingle, Iowa in 1969. He preceded her in death in 2001.
Janaan was an excellent seamstress and quilter and was a long-time member of Cable Car Quilters Guild and was also involved with the Bellevue Quilts of Valor. For many years Janaan and Sonny owned and operated Pape’s Shoes & Shoe Repair in downtown Dubuque.
Janaan is survived by her three children: Mary (Terry) Gordon of Dubuque, IA, Vickie (Ronnie Snyder) Gottschalk of Wyoming, IA, and Ray “Bouck” (Lisa) Gottschalk of Maquoketa, IA. She also is survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, plus one sister, Margaret “Peg” Meyers of Dubuque.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Sonny; her parents Edward and Lucille Traut; brothers George and Frank; and sisters Eleanor Vorman and Mary Ansel.
In lieu of flowers, a Catherine Janaan Gottschalk Memorial Fund has been established.