Harvey Gotte

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Funeral services for Harvey Gotte, 73, will be held 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings, with Bro. Ray Wells officiating.

Burial will be in Gatte Cemetery.

Funeral home visitation was held from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and will continue from 8 a.m. Wednesday until time of services.

Mr. Gotte died at 12:36 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Gueydan Memorial Guest House.

Mr. Gotte was a lifelong resident of Gotts Cove and recently moved to Elton. He was the press foreman at Jennings Daily News for years. Harvey was a simple man. He took pride in working hard, being a good provider, overcoming great odds and creating something beautiful from something basic. If he was making furniture or repairing a home, no detail was too small. He could escape when he worked in his garden, played with this fruit trees or rebuilt a tractor. He said that God was in those things, everywhere, and he didn’t need a building to find Him. Harvey’s true joy was his family—his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he was theirs, too. He was a mighty man and he lives on in our hearts and memories.

Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla Gotte of Jennings; two sons, Harvey (Dana) Gotte, Jr. and David (Rebecca) Gotte, both of Jennings; two sisters, Jeanita Faul of Mamou and Carrie (Donald) Blackwell of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Wanda Gotte; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Estelle Duplantis Gotte; and one brother, Harold Gotte.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.