Norman L. Goecker, 87, of Seymour, IN, passed away at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Norman was born November 24, 1929 in Crothersville, IN, the son of Arthur G. and Esther A. (Nehrt) Goecker.
He married Marilyn Mae VonDielingen on May 17, 1951 at Sauers. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2001. He later married Lillian Meyer Kerkhof on April 17, 2007 and she survives.
Norman was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Army. He served in the Korean War, 1952-1953, where he was stationed in Germany. When he returned from Germany, he was employed at the Jackson County Highway Department, Union Hardware, and Thompson Dairy, from where he retired after 26 years. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown.
Norman is survived by his wife, Lillian of 10 years; 3 daughters: Janette (Dwight) Herndon, Kathy (Gary) Wehmiller and Elaine Newkirk; a son, Stuart (Teresa) Goecker; grandchildren: Jennifer (Nick) Strauss, Samantha (Henry) Flaig, Maria (Michael) Duncan, Mitchell Hackman, Jay Hackman, Brandi (Joey) Cottey, John (Brooke) Goecker, Rachel Goecker, and Timothy Goecker; great-grandchildren: Taylor Strauss, Nicholas Strauss, Katelyne Smith, Emma Flaig, Jackson Trueblood, Landon Cottey, Payton Cottey and Madison Goecker; step-children, Diane (Tom) Jackson and Peggy (Floyd) Bowman; 5 step grandchildren and 9 step great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Hackman and Eileen Pottschmidt.
His parents, first wife, sister, Coetta in infancy, and two brother-in-laws, Earl Hackman and Fred Pottschmidt, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Emanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Edgar Keinath officiating. Visitation will be at Burkholder Chapel, on Wednesday, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 9:30 until time of service.
Mr. Goecker’s burial will be held after the church service in the Emanuel Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Emanuel Church Music/Organ Fund, Dudleytown, and St. Paul’s Endowment, Jonesville, through the Burkholder Chapel.