Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Fr. Mark Gottemoeller

June 10,
1949 - December 15, 2017 Rev. Mark Gottemoeller,
MDiv, MA, 68, Mooresville, a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, passed
away December 15, 2017, in IU Methodist Hospital, from complications after
surgery. Fr. Mark was born June 10, 1949, in Indianapolis, to the
late Walter Louis and Josephine (Hansing) Gottemoeller. He
graduated from St. Jude Grade School, the Latin School, and St. Meinrad
Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 1976 and served as an
associate pastor of St. Gabriel, Connersville; St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Holy
Family, Richmond; St. Mary, Greensburg.



Fr. Mark
was named pastor of St. Augustine, Leopold in 1985 and concurrently served as
administrator of St. Mark, Perry County. He became
pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Martinsville in 1993, and was pastor of St.
Thomas More, Mooresville until 2016.



Fr. Mark
was a lover of nature and the outdoors. He had an incredible talent for
gardening, but especially enjoyed fishing and hunting.



He was an
avid reader and very fond of history and philosophy. He had an ability to
remain in touch with many individuals he met during his years of ministry. He
always enjoyed opportunities to spend time with his sister and her family,
including his two nieces and nephew.



Survivors
include one sister, Christine (Dan) Dittman of Dayton, Ohio; nephew, Matt
(Jessie) Dittman; nieces, Katie Dittman and Maggy Dittman. Reception of the
Body will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in St. Thomas More
Catholic Church, 1200 N. Indiana Street, Mooresville. Visitation will follow in
the church from 3 – 8 p.m., Wednesday.