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Feb. 26, 1965-March 19, 2023


Kelly Jo Gottschall, 58, Minot, passed away on Sunday, March 19 2023 at his home.

Kelly was born on February 26, 1965 in Garrison, ND to John and Winifred (Melin) Gottschall. He was raised on the family farm south of Benedict, ND, and was baptized and confirmed at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Benedict. Kelly graduated from Max High School in Max, ND in 1983.

Kelly worked as a dishwasher at several Minot restaurants, such as Applebee’s, Paradisio, Schatz Truck Stop, and China Star in addition to hotels like Sheraton and Holiday Inn before disabilities forced an early retirement. He was a member of the Second Story Social Club.

Kelly is survived by his sisters, Linda (Robert) Ringsaker, Florence Nyberg, Gail Murphy, and Connie Culvorson; nieces and nephews, Mandy (Joe), Joshua, Joseph, Mathew, Alanna, and Paul Goodman, Jessica Caudill, Krista (Brenda) Logelin, and Ashley Ringsaker; brother-in-law, Henry Bauer; and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Beverly Bauer; nephew, LeRoy Ringsaker; and brother-in-law, Earl Nyberg.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Benedict. Burial will take place at Bethania Lutheran Cemetery in Benedict later this summer. The service will be recorded for the public to view and can be accessed by going to Thompson-Larson Funeral Home’s YouTube channel at

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Published by The Minot Daily News, March 23, 2023.

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