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Sophia Walz Goecke 1876-1940


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/25/2011 at 00:06:20

Prominent Lady Dies; Long Ill
Mrs. Henry Goecke Called to Final Reward; Funeral Services 9 A.M. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church
Mrs. Sophia Walz Goecke, wife of Henry Goecke died at her home at 6:15 a.m. today after a long illness with cancer. She had been bedfast for nine months. The family had resided on a farm one mile west of Estherville city limits for 30 years.

Mrs. Goecke was born on June 21, 1876 in Carroll county. She grew to womanhood there and was married to Mr. Goecke on Jan. 15, 1901. They continued to reside in the home community until moving to Emmet county in 1910.

The husband and nine children survive the beloved woman, six sons, Arnold, Raymond, Harold, Melvin and Vernon all of Estherville, Leonard of Auburn and three daughters, Alvina and Agnes at home, Mrs. Martha McDonald of Pocahontas. There are four granddaughters and one grandson.

One sister, Mrs. Mary Baunhover, Carroll, and four brothers, John Walz, Carroll, Jos. Walz, LeMars, George Walz, Chillicothe, Mo., and Sevastain Walz of Los Angeles, Calif., also mourn her passing.

Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic church at 9 a.m. Saturday and burial made in the Catholic cemetery. Rosary will be said at the home at eight o’clock Friday evening.

Mrs. Goecke was devoted to her family, her home and church. She was an extremely thrifty and intelligent housewife, known in the entire community for her excellent cooking and artistic handcraft. Her work took many prizes at neighboring fairs. Her death is mourned by a wide circle of friends. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 18, 1904)

Mrs. H. Goecke Died Today at The Farm Home
Death came this morning at 6:30 to Mrs. Henry Goecke, who resided at the farm residence just west of this city. Mrs. Goecke had been in poor health for some time past and confined to her bed since last October.

Mrs. Goecke was born June 21, 1876 on a farm in Carroll county. She was united in marriage to Henry Goecke January 15, 1901. In the spring of 1910 they moved to Estherville and have resided on their farm west of the city since their arrival.

Mrs. Goecke was well known in this city. She was a kind mother and a genial friend of the people she knew. Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances.

She is survived by her husband, six sons and three daughters. The sons, Leonard of Auburn, and Arnold, Raymond, Melvin, Vernon and Harold, all of Estherville. And Mrs. Clarence McDonald, Pocahontas, Alvina and Agnes, residing at home.

Rosary at eight o’clock Friday night and mass by Father Geo. Cheobald of St. Joseph, Iowa, a nephew of the deceased. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 18, 1940)


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