Eugene W. Goetz

American FlagEugene W. Goetz, age 89, long time resident of La Grange Park, IL. US Army WWII Veteran. Loving husband of 65 years to Lucille E. Goetz, nee Bauer; preceeded in death by his parents Mary Myers, Eugene and Gertrude Goetz; beloved father of Deborah (Patrick) Packard, Diane (John) Zylstra and Donna (James) Moriarty; dear grandfather of Denise (Daniel) Kosan, Maggie Moriarty and Julia Zylstra; great grandfather of William Kosan; dear brother of Mae (Louis) Winkelmann, brother-in-law of Clarence (Jane) Bauer and the late sister-in-law Evelyn (Robert) Bodenstab; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying in State Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 47th Street & Brainard Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525 from 10 A.M. to Time of Service 11 A.M. Interment Concordia Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 505 S. Park Rd., La Grange, IL 60525. Eugene was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was a retired carpenter in business with his father for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, music and singing “Oh Danny Boy”. The family thanks his compassionate caregivers Eli DeLaTorre and Aurora Madrigal. Information at 708-485-2000 or

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  1. deb edwards condolence:

    Dear Goetz family, our family’s prayers are with you. We will miss him very much!!! Godspeed Mr. Goetz; you and dad can sing your favorite song together in heaven now!!! Deb

  2. Rev. Andy Toopes condolence:

    Sue Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of Gene’s passing. You are all in our prayers.

  3. Don and Judy Zeuli condolence:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. We have many, many fond memories of family gatherings spent with “Duke” and family. He’ll always be Duke to us! May God give you an extra measure of His strength, peace and comfort.
    Don and Judy

  4. Russell and Eva Goetz condolence:

    We were very sorry to hear of Duke’s passing and send out love and condolences to Lucile and family. In honor of Duke’s love and commitment to the St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, we will send a donation.
    Our loving wishes,
    Russ and Eva Goetz

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