Obit: Goessl, Jean E. #2 (1927 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Arndt, Frane, Goessl, Hackel, Walkama, Williams

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 11/20/2014

Goessl, Jean E. (Walkama) (24 JUL 1927 - 17 NOV 2014)

Jean E. Goessl, 86, Abbotsford, died on Monday, Nov. 17 at Country Terrace in Abbotsford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, with Father Daniel Hackel officiating. Burial will be at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester, with a rosary service at 4 p.m., and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The former Jean Walkama was born on December 4, 1927 in Clark County to the late Eino and Elsie (Williams) Walkama. She was a 1945 graduate of Owen High School.

On June 12, 1945 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen, she was united in marriage to Herbert Goessl, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1983. They took over the family farm in the Town of Hoard and she also worked at Clark County Health Care Center in Owen as a nursing assistant for over 30 years. They moved to the village of Curtiss in July 1981, and after her husband's death, she moved to the village of Dorchester. She was a resident of Country Terrace since September 2013.

She enjoyed square dancing in her younger years, gambling, fishing, gardening, spending time at the farm pond, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Richard (JoAnne) Goessl and Catherine (Terry) Arndt, both of Withee, William (Debra) Goessl of Xenia, Ohio, and Daniel (Tamra) Goessl of Curtiss; a sister, Geraldine (Howard) Frane of Colby; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Goessl of Yuba City, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James and Bruce Goessl; a grandson, John Goessl; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Goessl and a sister, Mary Miller.

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