Glen August Goetsch
Glen August Goetsch, son of Henry and Sarah Menching Goetsch was
born JUly 12, 1894 in Harrison county, Iowa and died suddenly
at the home of his son Dennis at Chariton on September 16, 1972
at the age of 78 years, two months and four days. Mr. Goetsch
was born and raised on a farm at Magnolia and attended rural schools
He was united in marriage to Esther Marie Carlson, on June 6,
1917 at Kiron and farmed there for a number of years. In 1953
they moved to Des Moines. Mr. Goetsch retired in JUne of 1972
from the Greater Des Moines United Way. He was a member of the
First Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, also a member of
the Senior Singers.
He is survived by his wife Esther, 2 daughters, Dorothy, Mrs.
Ben Heiny of Waukee, and Donna, Mrs. Gage Swanson of Webster City,
a daughter in law, Mrs Maxine Goetsch of Altoona and two sons,
Darrell of Fort Worth , Texas and Dennis of Chariton, 12 Grandchildren
and 2 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parects, a son Dale Francis and
three brothers, John, August and Elmer.
Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Free church in Kiron
on Tuesday, September 19, 1972 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Frank Smith
Interment was made in the Kiron cemetery with the following pallbearers,
Arthur Anderson, Wilbur Anderson, Willard Carlson, Russell Gustafson,
Kenneth Rasmussen and Ralph Schultz.
Huebner Funeral Home was in Charge of the arrangements.
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