Dennis Goetz

Jan. 21, 1937-Aug. 22, 2018

Dennis Gene Goetz, 81,

of Esmond, ND, passed

away on Wednesday, Au-

gust 22, 2018, at Trinity

Health in Minot, ND.

Mass of Christian Burial

will be held at 10:30 AM

Tuesday, August 28, 2018,

at the St. Boniface Cathol-

ic Church in Esmond, ND,

with Fr. Brian Bachmeier

celebrating mass. Visita-

tion will take place Mon-

day, August 27, 2018, at

the St. Boniface Catholic

Church from 5:00 PM to

7:00 PM with a Rosary

and Vigil service begin-

ning at 7:00 PM. Visita-

tion will continue one

hour prior to the service

at the church on Tuesday.

Burial will be at the St.

Boniface Catholic Ceme-

tery in Esmond, ND.

Casket bearers will be

Matt Knudson, Garrett

Mongeon, Ryan Goetz,

Spencer Muscha, Doug

Goetz, Greg Goetz, Bill

Mongeon and Chuck

Muscha. Military Honors

will be provided by Theo-

dore A. Togstad American

Legion Post #123 of Mad-

dock, ND; Robert Tovsrud

VFW Post #757 of Har-

low, ND; and the North

Dakota Military Funeral

Honors Team.

Dennis Gene Goetz was

born January 21, 1937, at

Rugby, ND, to John and

Eva (Thomas) Goetz. He

graduated from Knox

High School and then

served in the US Navy

from September of 1954

until he was honorably

discharged on December

1958. He returned to the

Knox area and was united

in marriage to Regina

Heilman on June 15, 1959,

at St. Mary’s Catholic

Church in Knox, ND. The

couple lived in Clarkston,

WA, for three years. They

moved to Esmond in 1962

and operated Goetz’s Fair-

way until it was destroyed

by fire in 1982. From 1987

until their retirement in

1999, they owned and

operated the Esmond

Locker Plant. Following

retirement, they painted a

number of buildings in

the area.

He was a member of the

St. Boniface Catholic

Church. He enjoyed

horses & many horse

shows, the outdoors,

hunting, fishing & gar-

dening with Regina. He

also enjoyed visiting with

family & friends & was a

great storyteller.

Dennis is survived by

his sons: Douglas (Lisa)

Goetz of Champlin, MN,

and Gregory (Dianne)

Goetz of Cherokee, OK;

daughters: Dawn (Chuck)

Muscha of Killdeer, ND,

and Gail (Bill) Mongeon of

Rolette, ND; 10 grandchil-dren and six great-


Dennis was preceded in

death by his parents, wife

and two sisters: Diane

Cook and Delores Eisen-


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The Nelson Funeral

Home of Maddock is in

charge of the arrange-