Lance Gordon Kottwitz, age 34 of Osceola, Missouri went home to be with his Heavenly family on March 19, 2011.
He was born February 28, 1977 in Clinton, Missouri to Duke and Sandra (Brock) Kottwitz. On March 16, 2010 he was united in marriage to LaShawna Marie Atchison and to this union was born one son, Cain Jordon.
Anyone who knew Lance had to know he had a traveling bug. After graduating in 1995 he started off on his first adventure traveling away from home to go on wheat harvest. Later his travels found him in Costa Rica, then on to Germany where he and Laine Hail backpacked across this country. Lance was very passionate about everything he set out to do. He had a genuine love for the outdoors. He always wanted to be out fishing, hunting, or looking for mushrooms in the Spring. In his short years he had been involved in several occupations. He had traveled putting up cell phone towers, been in Mississippi and Florida building sea walls, and worked maintenance in the oil fields of Texas before coming back to the family farm in 2009. He loved the farm, especially the row cropping.
Preceding him in death was his brother Jason Kottwitz, his grandparents, Sarah Kottwitz and W. E. (Red) Brock and Dean and Jean Brown; brother-in-law, Aaron Micke; niece, Destiny Nicole Micke.
Survivors include his wife LaShawna and son, Cain Jordon of the home and Aubry of Marseilles, Illinois; his parents, Duke and Debbie Kottwitz and Sandy Startzman; brothers, Mick Kottwitz and Jimmy Foltz; sister, Andrea Micke, Kelly Zellner and Carli Glor; his grandparents, Frank Kottwitz and Mary Lynn Brock along with nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.