Donald Goette, 1927-2017

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Funeral services for Donald F. Goette, 90, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m.  Thursday at Salem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Erica Cunningham will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Don died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Donald Goette

Donald Fredrick Goette was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Kiester, the son of Albert and Laura (Schewe) Goette. He grew up in rural Kiester and attended school in Kiester and Hartland.  On Feb. 10, 1948, Don was united in marriage to Albertina Tolzmann. Don worked as a mechanic and owned Don’s Mobil service station for many years. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. Don enjoyed working on things, watching Twins games, dancing and watching “Bandwagon “and old Westerns. Don especially loved playing the accordion and playing music with his sons, son-in-law and grandson.

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Don is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Jay) Anderson; sons Steven (Carol) Goette and Bruce (Barb) Goette; grandchildren Angie (Eric) Goette-Behrens, Chad Goette, Tonya (Rod) Olsen, Amber (Brandon) Loverink, Jay Anderson, Brodie Goette, D.J. Goette, Stephanie (Peter) Dumas and Valerie (Gregg) Emery; 10 great-grandkids; brother, Vernon (Alice) Goette; sister, Darlene Underland; and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Albertina; son, Mark; brothers Lauren Goette and Marvin Goette; parents Albert and Laura Goette; nephews Brian Goette, Dan Underland and Jim Larson; brothers-in-law Orlan Larson and Dick Underland.