Jerry Goetz passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
Funeral and Masonic Services: Will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the Orient Plymouth Congregational Church with burial in the Orient Cemetery with full military graveside rites by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357. Masonic Services will be conducted by the Greenfield Crusade Lodge No. 386 A.F & A.M.
Visitation: Will be held on Monday, May 28th, at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 4 to 6 p.m.
Memorials: To the Orient Plymouth Congregational Church.
Gerald “Jerry” David Goetz was born on July 18, 1933, the son of Edgar and Ella (Heuckendorf) Goetz in Adair County, Iowa. He passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield at the age of 78.
Jerry was raised and educated in the Orient area. He graduated from Orient High School in 1952. He served his country in the United States Army. On April 24, 1965, he was united in marriage to Frances Parman in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Goetz in Orient, Iowa. To this union one daughter, Shelly, was born. They lived in the Orient area until 1972, when they moved to Red Oak. Jerry was an equipment operator for the Natural Gas Pipeline. In 1987, he retired and they moved back to Orient, where they built the log cabin home.
Jerry was a very good woodworker and loved making furniture for his daughter, Shelly. He enjoyed John Deere lawn mowers, gardening, and following high school athletes.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Fran Goetz of Orient; daughter, Shelly Goetz of Glenwood, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.