Funeral Services for Paul A. Goetsch, age 78, of Stanton, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stanton. Reverend Jason Schulz will officiate. Burial will be in the Stanton Cemetery. Military Honors conducted by the Army National Guard Honor Guard, VFW 3602 and American Legion Post 88. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Home for Funerals – Stanton is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Saturday, February 25, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.
Paul August was born December 13, 1944 in Norfolk, Nebraska to August and Lydia (Schellpeper) Goetsch. He was raised on the family farm, attended parochial school and graduated from Stanton High School. Paul served in the Army National Guard.
On February 22, 1975, Paul married Diane Synder at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The couple was blessed with five children, Tammy, Ryan, Aaron, Eric and Jeff.
Paul farmed in Stanton County and worked for Vulcraft.
He was active in 4-H, served on Stanton County Fair Board, and was a member on the Co-Op in Stanton and Pilger. Paul was an avid fan of the Huskers and the Chiefs. He loved traveling and spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Diane, children Tammy Goetsch of Norfolk, Ryan (Ami) Goetsch of Norfolk, Aaron (May) Goetsch of Burleson, TX, Eric Goetsch of Stanton, and Jeff (Aviona) Goetsch of Frescoe, TX, grandchildren Alexis, Bentley, Ethan, Ella, and Emmie, and sister Polly (Orand) Unkel of Battle Creek.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and sister and brother-in-law Euphrosyne “Effie” and James Larson.
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