Arnold Adolph Goetze
September 25, 1940 - April 27, 2012
Arnold Adolph Goetze, 71, of Elgin and formerly of St. Charles passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at Tower Hill Healthcare Center in South Elgin, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born September 25, 1940 in Geneva, IL the son of Adolph and Gladys (nee Mielke) Goetze. He was united in marriage to Regina Szydlowska March 30, 1998 in Geneva. Arnold was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Arnold was notably proud to be a veteran and was extremely patriotic as well as very proud of his German heritage. He had many hobbies and loves throughout his life and continued to be adventurous. He most enjoyed riding his motorcycle or spending time with family and friends enjoying food, beverages and music. Arnold was employed by Moline Malleable Iron Co. as a sales engineer for several years and was later employed by Kane County Fair Grounds. He is survived by his wife Regina; four children Karl (Tammy) Goetze, Gretchen (Bob) Heim, Kurt (Karen) Goetze and Heidi Lewis; his two step-sons Rafal (Violetta) Jaslowski and Dariusz (Marta) Jaslowski; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a sister Marlene (Chuck) Black and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home 100 South Third Street St. Charles, IL. A funeral service will be held at 5:00 P.M. following the visitation. Private interment will take place in River Hills Memorial Park.
- Vicki Martin Janusz
Many fond memories of Arnie. Supporting father and friend to all whose paths he crossed. His presence will be a great loss, comforted only by the knowledge that he is at peace. May all whose life he touched find comfort and peace in the memories of a wonderful life well lived. God bless!
- Nancy Uwera
Grandpa i will never forget all sweet moments i got to share with u!You gave me love that touched my heart!I remember all those beautiful songs we sung to each other when i last came to visit you!You have been a blessing to me and i will always remember you!!Rest in Peace my Opa!!!
- Julie Coleman
Many condolences to the Goetze family. Arnie will be missed very much. He was a great listener, and always supported me. RIP.
- Ron VanDerHeyden
You probably don't remember me I went to school With Gretchen and Karl. I was grade school friends with Mark Jurca. I used to stop by the old house on Fairview to chat with Arnee.
My sincerest condolences to the entire Geotze family.
- Jim Savage
Arnold Goetze played Bagpipes in the famed 7th Cavalry GarryOwen Pipe and Drums Band.
- Don Arnold
Sorry to hear about your loss...shared many great times with Arnie and always enjoyed his knowledge of different subjects, especially the German traditions...."Gott segne dich"!
- Don Kames
I first met Arnie the summer of 1969 at Moline Malleable and later got reaquainted in the 90's and went on several short motorcycle trips. I'll miss his great stories. Godspeed Arnie. I'll keep you both in my prayers Regina.
- Lee Davis
Arnie was one of the first guys I met when I came to St. Charles in 1948. We were in Scouts together (Troop 1) and served in Germany during the same years in the Army. His parents treated my like one of their kids and I have many good memories of our days at Evan Shelby. So long, Buddy!
- Tim Madden
I work with Kurt at Argonne. I am sorry to hear about this loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.