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Brig. Gen. Edward L. Goett, 73, Springfield, Ill.

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Goett, retired, U.S. Army, 73, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.
He lived in Brown County for 15 years and was still a member of the Knights of Columbus council here.
He was born in Peoria, Ill., Sept. 1, 1938, the son of LaVern and M. Geraldine Cameron Goett. His parents; a brother, Joseph; and a sister, Janice Ulrich, preceded him in death. Ed married Nancy Rogers and she preceded him in death also. He married Brenda Thomas Oct. 21, 1995, and she survives.
He is also survived by his children, Edward E. (wife Tracy) Goett of Springfield, Ill., Shannon (husband Kevin) Flaherty of High Point, N.C., Phillip Goett of Richmond, Va, Bridgit Goett of Lincoln, Ill., Duncan (wife Angie) Goett and Gabrielle (husband Douglas) Neuweg, both of Springfield, and Nickolus Goett of California; two stepchildren, Aaron (wife Emily) Venters of Morrison, Ill., and Annette (husband Aric) Morgan of Loveland, Co.; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, David (wife Patty) Goett of Omaha, Neb., Dennis (wife Pam) Goett, Mark (wife Maureen) Goett and Jeff (wife Maureen) Goett, all of Peoria Heights, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Benita Goett of East Peoria, Ill., and Sandra (husband Kenneth) Friese of Stewardson, Ill.; two brothers-in-law, Mike (wife Reyna) Ulrich of Peoria, Ill., and Everett L. (wife Joan) Thomas of Coopertown, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He began his career with the federal government with the United States Postal Service. He joined the Army National Guard out of high school and later became full-time, serving 38 years and achieving the rank of brigadier general before retiring in 1994.
He was a member of Christ The King Parish in Springfield, the Knights of Columbus Council 1281 in Mt. Sterling, Ill., the American Legion, the National Guard Association of Illinois and the National Guard Association of the United States.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield, where a prayer service was conducted Monday, Aug. 27, with visitation afterward. Additional visitation was to be Tuesday at Christ The King Church, 1930 Barberry, Springfield, from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Father Joseph Ring and Father J. Thomas Henseler as celebrants. Burial was to follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Department of Defense and the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Direct memorial contributions to Christ The King Parish or the Wounded Warrior Program.
Friends can visit the online Life Remembered Story at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences can be left for the family.

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  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • January 31
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • January 31
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    'Psycho' party at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould