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Donna Goetz

d. November 14, 2019

Donna M. Goetz, age 85, of Austin, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin. Donna Mae (DeVreize) Goetz was born on July 28, 1934 in Dodge County, MN to Roy and Dorothy DeVreize. She grew up in the Brownsdale area. Donna graduated from Austin High School in 1953. In her early years she worked outside on the farm. In the 1950’s she moved to Austin and worked at Hormel foods in the shipping department. While there, she met the love of her life Clarence (Shorty) Goetz. They had five children, three boys and two girls. Donna was a stay at home Mom, as Dad was an over-the-road truck driver. Donna was a kind and loving wife and mother who always put her family first. Donna enjoyed many activities to include bowling, cooking, baking, camping, crocheting, snowmobiling and traveling. A favorite passion of hers was seeing the nation on the “Satern Shuttle” bus trips. Donna also took a job as a school bus driver in the Austin area. She drove bus for twenty years. She was a member of Queen of Angels parish for over sixty years. Donna always welcomed the neighborhood kids to play in the yard and eat with the family. Her greatest joy was watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up and hearing of all their life’s adventures. She is survived by four children: Michael (Mary) Goetz of Austin, MN., Scott Goetz of Santee, CA., Carmen Srock of Maple Island, MN., Dawn Marcks of Austin MN. Her sister Debbie Wilson of Sargent, MN.. Eight grandchildren; Amanda (Srock) Anderson, Emily (Srock) Sareen, Valerie Srock, Charles Srock, Alisha Marcks, Aaron Goetz, Paige Goetz, and Kendra Goetz. Six great-grandkids: Kaelynn, Avery, Claire, MacKenzie, Connor, and Noelle. Donna was preceded in death by her husband Clarence (Shorty); her son Steven Goetz; son in-law Ron Srock; sister Colleen Miller; her parents Roy and Dorothy DeVreize. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Raul Silva officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the Mass at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Wednesday, November 20 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Thursday, November 21 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912


Service

Thursday, November 21 2019
10:30 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912

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