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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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