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David Gottschalk

David Edward Gottschalk, 87, Byron, Minnesota

David Edward Gottschalk was born May 20, 1936, in Rochester, Minnesota. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1954. He was a member of the National Guard Reserves for 5 years. David married Rose Anna O’Byrne in Rochester, MN on June 4, 1954. David passed away April 5, 2024.

David was a reputable Registered Hereford cattle breeder since 1961 and a passionate lifetime “Minnesota Hereford Breeder’s Association Hall-Of-Fame member” as well as a National Hereford Association member. He was a Mayo Clinic employee for 21 years from 1957-1978. David was married to his wife Rose for nearly 70 years. David is survived by Rose, and his children Scott (Astrid) of Kimball, MN, Julie (Dean) Albers of Red Wing, MN, Gerald (Diane) Byron, MN, Sally (Kevin) Vacura of Red Wing, MN, Marcia Zieman of Byron, MN, thirteen grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, and his sister Audrey (Warren) Folkert of Rochester, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Monetta Gottschalk. A private family memorial service will be held on the Byron, MN family farm.