Laverne M. Goedtel, age 82, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
Memorial services will be held at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Richard L. Jorgensen officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Memorial visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Laverne M., the son of Rudolph and Hedwig (Bottke) Goedtel, was born December 28, 1927 in Morristown. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1946 and following graduation, served in the U.S. Navy. On May 12, 1950, Laverne married Jean Ann Mohn in Farmington. Early in his career, he worked as a welder for Kubes and for Roedecker Sheet Metal. Laverne owned and operated Bauernfeind Goedtel for 30 years. He was a sportsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and the farmers market.
He is survived by his wife, Jean of Faribault; three children, Steven Goedtel of Faribault, Larry (and Jane) Goedtel of Rosemount and Susan (and Ed) Stock of Janesville; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a brother, Alvin Goedtel of Owatonna.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harvey Goedtel.
Name: Helen (Mrs. Clarence) Spitzack
Date: Monday July 26, 2010
Dear Susan and Family, I was saddened to read that your father and grandfather had passed away...but am so glad he is with Jesus in heaven. May the Lord be with all of you and help you remember the nice things he did. How I enjoyed visiting with him at Farmer's Market, and your mother when she came with him. We would talk about his childhood home and ties with North Morristown, because our farm was very near where his parents lived. Such a pleasant man to visit with and see the furniture as well as the other cute and humorous items he made. How proud he was of your mom's embroidered dish towels!
Name: Marvin and Carole Bottke
Date: Friday July 23, 2010
We are so sorry that we cannot be there at this time. We have so many vivid memories of Laverne and we realize that he is going to be missed very much by each of you. We were saddened to learn of his passing, even though Bill had been keeping us updated and we knew his health was failing, it was still a surprise to learn of his passing this week. May God be with you and hold each of you in the palm of His hands as you walk through these dark moments. Blessings to all of you; Marvin & Carole Bottke
Name: Dawn M. Juberien
Date: Thursday July 22, 2010
Dearest Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing, but as you and I talked just this past Sunday, he is at peace and has no more pain. I know you take comfort in knowing he is with his Savior. Take care of each other and take the time you need to mourn your loss. Our prayers are with you. Love, Greg and Dawn Juberien and family