FRANCIS C. GOTTSCHALK, age 97. Beloved husband of the late Gladys. Loving father of Bruce (Kellyanne) and Patricia Huck (Robert). Dearest son of the late August and Marie (nee Knable). Dear brother of Barbara Paulitzky (Elmer, deceased) and the late Robert (Janis). Longtime loving companion of Carmela Grether. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. U.S. Army World War II Veteran. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday December 6 2018 Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, 6455 Engle Road at 10:00AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY 4 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).