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Joseph T. Goettl

April 10, 1958 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 62)


Joseph T. Goettl, 62, of Chippewa Falls, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Chippewa Falls. The world lost a most kind-hearted, gentle soul.

            Joe was born April 10, 1958 in Bloomer, the son of Thomas J. and VerJean (Zwiefelhofer) Goettl.

            Joe graduated from Chi-Hi and worked on the family dairy farm in Eagle Point until his retirement due to health problems. He moved from the farm to his condo in town, enjoying his neighborhood and quickly becoming friends with everyone. He also enjoyed the outdoors and never passed up a good meal. Joe was very social and never passed up a chance to talk to people he both knew and had never met before. He especially loved to tease his nieces and nephews. He spent time helping and volunteering at the Chippewa Senior Center and Dove Healthcare.

            Joe is survived by his brother, Chuck (Karen) Goettl; sisters, Cindy (Jeff) Bowe and Cathy (Ron) Steinmetz; nieces and nephews, Isaac, (Sarah) and Matthew, Ben, Greg (Liz) Bowe, Scott (Angie) and Mindy (Curt); great nieces and nephews, Chase, Jackson, Cameron and Addison, Mykayla (Ryan), Carter and Taryn, Calli, Ashton and Lexi; great great niece, McKynlee; aunt and uncle, Ramona and Jim Goettl; aunt, Joyce Zwiefelhofer; cousins and other relatives and friends.   

            Joe was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; great nephew, Devan Bremness; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            Private services will be held. Inurnment will be in North Catholic Cemetery.

            To protect the health and safety of all, services are currently being limited as required by state and local authorities and the CDC. Thank you for understanding and respecting the family at this difficult time.


            Private Memorial services for Joseph T. Goettl were held.

            Rev. Jesse Burish of Notre Dame Church officiated at the services. Inurnment was in North Catholic Cemetery in the town of Woodmohr.

            Urn bearers were Mindy Bremness, Ben and Greg Bowe, Isaac and Matt Goettl and Scott Steinmetz.

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