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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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  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane