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Waldo Bernhard Goeke, 76, of the New Wehdem Community died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 at home after a long battle with heart disease.

He was born April 30, 1927 to Henry and Alice (Wiecker) Goeke. He was baptized June 26, 1927 at Salem Lutheran Church in Welcome and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church, New Wehdem.

Waldo married Angelie Meyer at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Needville on Oct. 19, 1947.

He was a lifelong resident of Austin County except for the time he served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II overseas in Germany. Waldo loved the outdoors, tending to his cattle operation and haymaking. He received the Austin County Conservation Rancher Award in 2003.

He leaves to survive his wife of over 56 years Angelie Meyer Goeke; daughter Kathryn Buck and husband Curtis; son Charles Goeke and wife Vickie; grandchildren Landon Buck, Brandon Goeke and wife Courtney, Brianne Goeke and husband Troy Addicks, Marissa Buck and husband Cliff Rudloff, Brooke Goeke and dear friend Chris Krueger, Brandt Goeke  and dear friend Stephanie Holtkamp.

The Goeke family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem. Pastor Sid Bohls officiated. Burial followed in the Germania Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Troy Addicks, Landon Buck, Brandon Goeke, Brandt Goeke, Cliff Rudloff and Dwayne Wiecker.

Memorials may be given to St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem or Hospice - Brenham.

The family would like to thank the Staff of Hospice-Brenham Branch for the loving care they provided Waldo during his stay at home.

Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Posted by Joy Neely

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