June Goettsche

Saturday, June 19, 2010
June Goettsche

Memorial services for Mrs. June Goettsche, 87 of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 21, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.

Visitation will be before the service at the church.

Interment will take place in North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. A private family burial will take place before the services.

Mrs. Goettsche passed away Monday, June 14, 2010, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.

June was born in Spencer to Leslie and Helen Popanz Johnson on June 24, 1922. June graduated from Spencer High school 1940. June was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Fort Dodge, in 1952 and is a member of First English Lutheran Church of Spencer.

June was married to and later divorced Hans Goettsche. They farmed in the Royal area. June worked at Binkard's Grocery at Royal, was a 4-H leader, CNA at Northshire, clerk at JCPenney in California, and an in-home aide in California for 15 years. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, and bowling on a church league. She was the partner of the Arthur Murray Ballroom dancing instructor. While working in California, she had a stroke and returned to Spencer in 1998, residing at Riverview Terrace Assisted Living until going to Hartley Health Center in 2009. She enjoyed her family, playing cards and music. June was narrator and member of the "Hands of Harmony" bell choir. They traveled in a 50-mile area and always had a great time.

June is survived by her three daughters: Sharon McKeever of Spencer, JoAnne Goettsche of Richmond, Calif., and Candice and Mark Galbraith of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Mitch and Laura McKeever, Nate and Megan of Sac City; Dr. Tom and Pam McKeever, Tyler, Alexis and Courtney of Mukwonago, Wis.; Doyle and Tammy McKeever, Kade and Konnor of Spencer, Craig Galbraith, Cole, Chase and Reed of Ham Lake, Minn.; Kelly and Chantalle Galbraith, Jordan, Spencer, Grace and Greta of Omaha, Neb.; Christine and Randy Saunders, Kaitlyn and Derek of Littleton, Colo.; Andrea and Jay Wange, Mackenzie and Teegan of Sioux Falls, S.D; siblings: Charlotte (Shy) Pearson of Hartley, Lucille Siino and Audrey Costanza -- both of Pittsburg, Calif., Mary Helen (John) of Hemet Calif., Phyllis Bates, Robert Johnson, and Marilyn Zellaha of Spencer, Gary Johnson of North Glen, Colo., and James (Deb) Johnson of Brady, Texas; daughter-in-law, Kelly Goettsche of Windsor, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Beverly Johnson of Spencer.

June was preceded in death by her parents, Les and Helen Johnson; son, Billy Goettsche; brothers: Marvin and Furman Johnson; sisters: Shirley and Judy; son-in-law Larry McKeever; and great-grandson Kolby McKeever.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of the services.