Monday, June 5th, 2017
Esther R. Goettemoeller, age 81, of St. Henry, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born April 22, 1936 in Carthagena, to Herman J. & Marie (Homan) Kremer. On May 3, 1958 she married Ivo J. Goettemoeller and he survives.
She is also survived by children, Cindy & Dave Geise of Coldwater, Cary & Jackie Goettemoeller, Chris & Marge Goettemoeller, Ken & Linda Goettemoeller and Pat & Deb Goettemoeller all of St. Henry, and Janet & Fred Schoen of Coldwater; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren with 4 on the way; siblings Mary Ann & Tom Poeppelman, Stella & Paul Heitkamp, Dolores & Dave Fortman, Rosie & Alan Diller, Marlene & Wayne Tekamp, Don & Ginny Kremer; in-laws Mildred Wuebker, Wilma Link, Verena Goettemoeller and George Minnich.
She is preceded in death by a son-in-law Doug Goubeaux; siblings and in-laws Norb & Edna Kremer, Fr. Len Goettemoeller C.PP.S., Harold & Dolores Goettemoeller, Alvin Goettemoeller, Marie Minnich, Ray Wuebker and Lawrence Link.
She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry, the rosary altar sodality and the funeral choir. She graduated from St. Henry High School, was the wife of a farmer and worked at St. Henry Bank, Pantry Pride and Big Bear grocery stores.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Henry Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 PM to 8 PM on Tuesday and from 9 to 10 AM Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.