Marvin Goette, 1929-2016

Published 9:27 am Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Funeral services for Marvin R. “Pat” Goette of New Richland will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Richland. The Rev. Scott Williams will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Friedrich Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.

Marvin died Monday, March 14, 2016, at his home in New Richland. He was 86.

Marvin Goette

Marvin Goette

Marvin was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Kiester, the son of Albert and Laura (Schewe) Goette. He attended country school in Kiester and moved to the Hartland area in 1946. On Dec. 3, 1950, he was united in marriage to Marcella Hansen in Bricelyn. Together they moved to New Richland in 1957, where they farmed.

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Marvin was an active member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving on church council and as an usher. He loved farming and taking care of his equipment and the land. Marvin was known for his clean machinery and well-groomed land. He enjoyed fishing, oldtime music and dancing, watching TV westerns and family trips to Alexandria. Most important was the time spent with his family and grandchildren, attending all of their sporting events.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Marcella, of New Richland; son, Craig Goette of New Richland; daughter, Cindi Christenson of Freeborn; grandson, Casey, and his wife, Britani Christenson, of Mankato; and granddaughter, Ciara Kaye Christenson, of Fargo, North Dakota. Also surviving are brothers Donald Goette of Albert Lea and Vernon (Alice) Goette of Hartland; sister, Darlene Underland of Ellendale; sister-in-law, Liz Hansen of Jacksonville, Florida; brother-in-law, Milt (Marjorie) Hansen of Long Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Laura; brother, Loren Goette; brother-in-law, Richard Underland; sister-in-law, Tina Goette; and nephews Brian Goette, Mark Goette and Daniel Underland.