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Marvin "Bud" Gothard

Marvin "Bud" Gothard went to his heavenly home December 11, 2020. He was born in Freeport, IL June 26, 1942, the son of Marvin C. and Marian Raab Gothard , a graduate of Lanark High School, 1960. He married Marilyn Knox on October 12, 1962, they have 2 sons, Dan of Nixa, MO and Dave (Nic) Gothard Tiskilwas IL, 4 grandchildren Cody, Lindsey and Mackenzie, Jessica (Brock) Schmitt, 2 great grandchildren Landon and Braxton Tiskilwa, IL a sister Letha (Alan) Rahn of Lallnark, IL and a brother Delmar of Lanark, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Marian, a brother in-law Spencer J. Knox and a sister Elain Garner and a very special friend "Dottie Bear." Bud was an avid horseman, raising and training many blue ribbon winners, he showed his horses in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona. Bud worked at General Electric, Northwestern Steel, and Spencer's Automotive. He moved to Missouri in 1999, they fell in love with this area and have been here ever since. He went to work for "Silver Dollar City" campground and was instrumental in the building of the campground cabins. Bud was a life long member of the Methodist Church, first in Lanark and then here at Aldersgate. He was wit-tie and really enjoyed a good joke, he never new a stranger. There was nothing he couldn't build or repair, he took great pride in his work and his family. Bud enjoyed working in the kitchen on Wednesday night dinners and also was fond of Pastors Phil Bible Study. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, MO.

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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

Dan, so sorry for your loss. Your father will now watch over you from Heaven. You will be together again someday. Condolences. You friend Robert Lynn.

Robert Lynn Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

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Robert Lynn Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Marilyn and sons - So sorry for your loss. So many memories of years past and the fun we had on trail rides and horse shows.

Mary J. Longanecker Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Marilyn, So very sorry to read of Bud's passing. Many memories of all of you "back in the day". Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. RIP Bud.

Nancy (Harvey) Countryman Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Marilyn! A brother and husband passing in such a short time. God Bless.

Karen J. Mouw Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marvin Gothard

Karen J. Mouw Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry and prayers and condolences go to you and your family. My thoughts and memories go way back when our kids were little. All the ponies and horses. And Bud was a professional horseman. He was competitive and such a nice guy.

paula welsh Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marvin Gothard

paula welsh Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Sending love, hugs, and prayers for Marilyn and her family! Bud was one of the good guys and will be missed by all that knew him! Have many memories with them from back in the 'horse' days. RIP Bud! Linda (Gorzny/Vegter) Boelkins

Linda J Boelkins Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

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