John G. Gotterman 95 passed away on Thursday November 15, 2012 in his niece’s home in Greenfield following a lengthy illness. John was born December 4, 1916 in Germany the son of Hans and Emma (nee: Schanner) Gotterman. He emigrated to the United States as a boy in 1922 and lived in Milwaukee for many years. He was employed with A.O.Smith in Milwaukee and later worked for Racine Steel until his retirement in 1982. John enjoyed his retirement working in his yard and manicuring his gardens, traveling back to Germany to visit his relatives, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He is survived by his caregiver and beloved niece Debby (Robert) Smith and many other nieces, nephews and relatives both here and in Germany. A private Mass of Christian Burial was held for the family followed by burial next to his beloved sister Anna. In lieu of memorials John would wish you do a kind act for someone, or just spend a moment fondly remembering him. ;