Lawrence Kottke served 38 years for Hanover Fire


Services for Lawrence August Kottke, 92, of Hanover were Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.

Interment was at Hanover Village Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Kevin Kottke, Jeff Schmid, Brent Heinz, Dustin Kottke, Derek Reinking and Brandon Heinz.

Mr. Kottke died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.

He was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Hanover the son of Conrad and Elizabeth Seanger Kottke.

He was a United States Veteran.

On May 20, 1942, Lawrence A. Kottke and Audrey C. Patnode were joined in holy marriage at St. Thomas The Apostle Church in Corcoran.

He hauled livestock to market for many area farmers and later drove a bulk fuel delivery truck.

Mr. Kottke was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover. He was also the cemetery sexton of the Hanover Cemetery, belonged to the Hanover Fire Department from 1947-1985 and served on the Hanover Village Council for several years.

He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins on TV and always had a garden.

Preceded in death by wife, Audrey; infant daughter, Joyce; parents and by a sister, Gladys.

Survived by children, Kenneth (Betsy) Kottke, Eugene Kottke, Marvin Kottke, Gordon (Lora) Kottke, Leonard (Karen) Kottke, Ardella (Terry) MacDonald, Darlene (Richard) Schmid, Betty Ann (David) Heinz, Rickey (Margaret) Kottke, Gary (Lori) Kottke and Linda (Mark) Reinking;     29 grandchildren, 35  great-grandchildren; a brother, Chester Kottke Sr. and many other relatives and friends.