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Service Details

Visitation:

Sunday, December 10, 2017
2-4 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines

Service:

Monday, December 11, 2017
11:00 am
Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines

Disposition:

Cremation

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Steven Gotta

Steve Gotta, 63, entered into heaven on December 3, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice surrounded by his family. He was born May 16, 1954, in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Steve graduated from Knoxville High School in 1972. He was an owner/operator truck driver, leasing to several companies throughout the years. Steve cherished his family and friends and their time spent together. He also had a great love of animals and nature.

Steve had a zest for life and loved giving to others any way he could. Steve was an incredible mentor and teacher to many over the years. One of his favorite quotes was “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Steve was also a great man of faith who always led by example. His greatest desire was to spread the word of God and make heaven more crowded.

Steve is survived by his wife, Phyllis Gotta; children, Clint (Andrea) Gotta and Courtney (Derek) Christenson; grandchildren, Jeremy, Austin, and Jack; mother, Linda Gotta; brothers, Tim (Betsy Bellamy) Gotta and John (Terri) Gotta; sisters, Lisa (Dave) Ridnouer and Valerie Gotta; as well as other loving family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Gotta; and his mother and father-in-law, Mary and John Dinnes.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017, at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines.

In loving memory of Steve, memorial contributions will be received by the family and designated at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.