GOETZ, John Michael

Date of birth: 19 July 1862 Indiana
Date of death: 11 April 1941 Urbana, Illinois

Source: Columbus Evening Republican, 12 April 1941

JOHN GOETZ, 78, TAKEN BY DEATH

Funeral Services To Be
Conducted Monday
In This City

John M. Goetz, 78, widely known resident of this community, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Lewis, in Urbana, Ill., with whom he had been residing the last few months.

The body will be brought here and the casket will be open at the Hathaway Funeral Home at 11 o’clock Monday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the funeral home and burial will be made in Garland Brook Cemetery. Mr. Goetz spent most of his life in this community.

His death followed a stroke of paralysis.

He was born July 19, 1862.

Survivors include six children, Thomas and Roy Goetz of Bourbon, Ill., Mrs. Lewis of Urbana, Marshall Goetz of Camp Shelby, Miss., Mrs. Margaret Clouse of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mrs. Ruth EuDaly of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Verna McNeal of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Wirey of Franklin, Mrs. Sarah Coff­man and Mrs. Emma Stillabower of Nineveh; one brother, James Goetz of Nineveh; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The son, Marshall Goetz, will return home tonight from Camp Shelby. He is a member of the local national guard on a year’s active duty.

Source: Franklin Evening Star, 14 April 1941

Brother of Local
Woman Succumbs

¶John M. Goetz, 78, was to have been buried in Garland Brook cem­etery at Columbus this afternoon following funeral services there. Sur­vivors include a number of John­son county persons.

Mr. Goetz died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Lewis, in Ur­bana, Ill., on Friday. He had re­sided there only a few months. Death followed a stroke of par­alysis.

Survivors include six children; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Wirey of Franklin, Mrs. Sarah Coffman and Mrs. Emma Stillabower of Nineveh; one brother, James Goetz, of Nin­eveh; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.