Obituary for Richard Goehtz

Richard Goehtz, age 90 of Northfield, passed away with his wife and family by his side on Tuesday morning, April 28, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Richard Gilbert Goehtz was born July 7, 1929, Austin, Minnesota, to William and Esther (Baumgartner) Goehtz. He was raised in Austin Acers, attended country school and graduated from Austin High School in 1947. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and following his Honorable Discharge moved to Minneapolis. On September 30, 1956, Richard married Lois Spaag at Frontenac Methodist Church in Frontenac, Minnesota. After marriage they lived in Minneapolis […]

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Richard Goehtz, age 90 of Northfield, passed away with his wife and family by his side on Tuesday morning, April 28, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Richard Gilbert Goehtz was born July 7, 1929, Austin, Minnesota, to William and Esther (Baumgartner) Goehtz. He was raised in Austin Acers, attended country school and graduated from Austin High School in 1947. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and following his Honorable Discharge moved to Minneapolis.

On September 30, 1956, Richard married Lois Spaag at Frontenac Methodist Church in Frontenac, Minnesota. After marriage they lived in Minneapolis and Richard worked at Schuler Shoes while attended Northwestern Chiropractic School. After graduation Richard and Lois moved to Northfield where Richard owned and operated Goehtz Chiropractic on the corner of 2nd and Division Street. After retiring in 1995, Richard and Lois spent time traveling in their motor home.

Richard was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, investment club, Northfield Golf Club and FiftyNorth. He enjoyed playing cards at FiftyNorth, going to the Quarterback Club for breakfast before work, playing pool at Tiny’s on his coffee break, and he loved to golf – accomplishing 3 hole-in-ones. He was easy going, funny and had a good sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lois; his daughters, Karen Schafer of Faribault, Kathy (Joe) Riley of Rushford, Karla Shanahan of St. Charles; 7 grandchildren, Ryan (Nicki) Goehtz, Brandon Chambers, Jen (Joe) Prior, Carolyn, Megan, William and Sam Shanahan; 3 great-grandchildren, Rayna, Brody and Gunnar (on the way); other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Virgene.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. A gathering to celebrate Richard’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorials are preferred to FiftyNorth, 1561 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield, MN 55057

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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2 Comments

  1. Nancy Carriel

    Thoughts and prayers are being sent for you and your family at this time.

    Reply
  2. Jim and Corky

    May happy memories carry you and the family through this sorrowful time.

    Reply

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