Edward Gotzh

Obituary of Edward Lee Gotzh

Edward (Ed) Lee Gotzh, 57, passed away in Springdale, Arkansas surrounded by family on March 18, 2023. He was born in Cloquet, MN to Gerald (Jerry) and Phyllis Gotzh.


Ed’s career as a professional truck driver started in 1984 working in Hibbing and Duluth, MN. Later moving to Minneapolis, MN working several years for ABF Freight. In 2007 he moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas working as a contracted driver for Fed Ex.


Growing up in Minnesota, Ed enjoyed the outdoors and especially the yearly walleye fishing trips. Whether fish were caught or not, it was always a fun time.

His passionate/adventurous and mischievous nature started early with dirt bikes and fast cars. Eventually he found a love for riding. A smile would always appear when talking about one of his Harley’s and pure happiness to his soul could be felt when he rode.


He is preceded in death by his grandparents Leonard & Olga Gotzh and Bud & Marianne Lee; Uncles Tom Tester and Gene Smith.


He is survived by his daughters Brianna and Kelsey Gotzh; parents, Gerald and Phyllis Gotzh; brother Matt Graif; sister Paula (Jim) Anderson; and many other family members and friends.


Arrangements are being made by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory in Arkansas. Online condolences can be left at www.funeralmation.com.


Family and friends are invited to an informal gathering on Thursday, June 1st from 6–8pm at the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute see, www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

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Informal Gathering

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Atkins Northland Funeral Home
801 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
An informal gathering of family and friends
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