Maren J. Goetsch, age 85, of Gaylord passed away Sunday, October 16, 2022, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. (2 hours prior) at the church.
Maren Jane (Larson) Goetsch was born on July 5, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Virgil C. Larson and Leona K. (Goke) Larson. Maren was baptized in her faith on July 23, 1937, in Minneapolis and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 3, 1958, at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, by Pastor C. Ward Narothin. Maren was the oldest of three children. Maren graduated from North High School in Minneapolis. After high school she attended the University of Minnesota nursing school, and worked as a licensed practical nurse in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota hospital.
On September 6, 1958, Maren was united in marriage to Duane Albert Goetsch at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Susan, Randall and Jennifer. During their marriage, Maren worked numerous years as a licensed practical nurse, and later in marriage as a teachers aid for fourteen years.
In her earlier years, Maren enjoyed many camping trips and traveling with family and friends. Maren was a lifelong sewer and remained active in her hobby until death. One of her annual sewing projects was pillows for the Ronald McDonald house in Rochester Minnesota. Maren also painted ceramics and loved tending to her flower gardens. She also had a loom which she used to weave many rag rugs.
In retirement, Maren and husband Duane spent twenty plus seasons at their winter home in an RV resort in Southern Texas. She was very active with the local sewing club which met weekly and sewed cancer hats. She also enjoyed dining out with friends and spending time with her sister and husband who lived across the street from her Texas home.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Maren became a resident of GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe and passed away there on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the age of 85 years. Blessed be her memory.
Maren is survived by her:
Husband, Duane Goetsch of Gaylord, MN;
Children, Susan Jane Dollery,
Randall Duane (Kay) Goetsch and
Jennifer Jane (Terry) Battcher;
7 grandchildren, Jacob Goetsch, Christopher Dollery, Dalton Battcher, Allie Battcher, Kendra Battcher, John Battcher and Jaxson Battcher;
Great grandchild, Hallie Jo Goetsch;
Sister, Ann (Marlen) Miller of WA;
Brother, Steven (Nancy) Larson of Nemo, SD;
Brothers-in-law, Darwin “Cutter” Goetsch, Jerone “Dick” Goetsch and his wife, Beatrice;
Many other relatives and friends.
Maren was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Leona Larson; in-laws, Bennie and Luverne Goetsch; sister-in- law, Betty Ann Goetsch.
Barb Salvador says
Randy, Kay and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing or your Mom, may the many great memories help you through this time
Barb & Steve Savador
E. Lei Amorim says
My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Maren. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by so many. God’s blessings on you through these difficult times and always.
Lei (Eileen Johnson) Amorim
Barb York says
Knew Maren at cancer hats. Was a wonderful person. So sorry for your loss
Richard Howard says
we were winter neibours,living next door at Victoria Palms.She was a lovely,bright and happy person.She was always busy doing sewing,and other endeavours.We send condolences to the family.Bev and Richard Howard
Pat Pennell says
Met Maren and Duane in Germany in 1961. Was so sorry to hear of her passing. The family are in my prayers. She will surely missed by all.p
Linda M. Rannow says
Sending sympathy and prayers to Maren’s family.