Elmer  E. Gottschalck, 89 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. He was born on Tuesday, December 27, 1927, in Goodbee, Louisiana to Millard and Bessie Bennett Gottschalck. Elmer enjoyed life and loved to work, fish, gardening and run his rabbit and fox dogs while hunting. Most of all, he especially loved spending time with his family.

Elmer is survived by his sons, Millard E. "Billy" Gottschalck and his wife Diane and Clinton Steven Gottschalck, 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, also many nieces, nephews and close friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Bessie Bennett Gottschalck, his wife, Hermine Stevens Gottschalck, his son, Ray Allen Gottschalck, his granddaughter, Stephanie Renee Gottschalck and his sister, Helen  Sutto.

A Visitation for Elmer will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service Celebrating Elmer's Life will immediately follow visitation at 12:00pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Stevens Cemetery on Copperhead Rd.

In Lieu of flowers the family wishes all memorial donations be made to the Stevens Cemetery on Copperhead Rd..

Elmer’s guest book can be viewed at www.harrymckneely.com.