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Rev. Mark  Gottemoeller
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Obituary for Rev. Mark Gottemoeller

Rev. Mark Gottemoeller, MDiv, MA, 68, Mooresville, a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, passed away December 15, 2017, in IU Methodist Hospital, from complications after surgery. Fr. Mark was born June 10, 1949, in Indianapolis, to the late Walter Louis and Josephine (Hansing) Gottemoeller. He graduated from St. Jude Grade School, the Latin School, and St. Meinrad Seminary.

He was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 1976 and served as an associate pastor of St. Gabriel, Connersville; St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Holy Family, Richmond; St. Mary, Greensburg. Fr. Mark was named pastor of St. Augustine, Leopold in 1985 and concurrently served as administrator of St. Mark, Perry County. He became pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Martinsville in 1993, and was pastor of St. Thomas More, Mooresville until 2016. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for years and served as chaplain of the St. Thomas More Council 7431 and as faithful friar of the Bishop Chatard Assembly 245.

Fr. Mark was a lover of nature and the outdoors. He had an incredible talent for gardening, but especially enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an avid reader and very fond of history and philosophy. He had an ability to remain in touch with many individuals he met during his years of ministry. He always enjoyed opportunities to spend time with his sister and her family, including his two nieces and nephew.

Survivors include one sister, Christine (Dan) Dittman of Dayton, Ohio; nephew, Matt (Jessie) Dittman; nieces, Katie Dittman and Maggy Dittman.

Reception of the Body will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1200 N. Indiana Street, Mooresville. Visitation will follow in the church from 3 – 8 p.m., Wednesday. A Vigil Service will be observed at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be held from 10 – 11 a.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017, in St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 6000 W. 34th Street, Indianapolis. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m., Thursday, at St. Gabriel. Cremation will follow, and inurnment will be private on Friday morning in the Priests’ Circle at Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services or to St. Meinrad Seminary. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.


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Visitation

Wednesday

20

Dec

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Thomas More Catholic Church

1200 North Indiana Street
Mooresville, IN 46158

Visitation

Thursday

21

Dec

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Gabriel Catholic Church

6000 West 34th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46224

Service

Thursday

21

Dec

11:00 AM
St. Gabriel Catholic Church

6000 West 34th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46224

Cemetery Details

Location

Calvary Cemetery

435 West Troy Avenue Indianapolis, IN, 46225

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