Verena Katherine Goettemoeller, age 90, of Celina, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born June 1, 1930, in St. Anthony, to August Sebastian & Catherine Louisa (Braun) Homan. From a young age, Verena was raised by an Aunt and Uncle, Joseph & Mary Link, of Cassella.
Verena and Alvin J. "Peck" Goettemoeller were married on July 1, 1952, and he preceded her in death January 14, 2003.
She is survived by five children: Charles Goettemoeller of Coldwater, Gary (Karen) Goettemoeller of Celina, Angela Goettemoeller of Dayton, and Eric (Lee Ann) Goettemoeller and Judy (Garrett) Hellwarth of Celina, and daughter-in-law, Jean Goettemoeller, of Lumby, British Columbia, Canada.
Also surviving are a brother, James Homan, of Coldwater, 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, plus two on the way, and brothers & sisters-in-law: Jean Homan of Angola, Indiana, Eugene Reinhart of Bryant, Indiana, Mildred Wuebker of St. Henry, Wilma Link of Fort Recovery, and George (Marlene) Minnich of Portland, Indiana.
Preceding Verena in death were a son, Alan "Big Al" Goettemoeller, on February 28, 2020, daughter-in-law, Doris Goettemoeller, on January 13, 2012, grandson, Gene Goettemoeller, on April 13, 2015, and eleven brothers & sisters: Marvin (Mary Lou) Homan, Esther (Leonard) Link, Harold (Luella) Homan, Robert Homan, Levern (Joy) Homan, Alvera (Harry) Massonne, Mary Ann (Alvin) Luebke, Thelma Homan, Luella Reinhart, Ivo (Betty) Homan, and infant sister, Laura Ann Homan.
Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Father Leonard Goettemoeller, C.PP.S., Ray Wuebker, Harold (Dolores) Goettemoeller, Lawrence Link, Edna (Norb) Kremer, Ivo (Esther) Goettemoeller and Marie Minnich, and Alvin’s parents: Gregor & Mary (Kramer) Goettemoeller, also preceded her in death.
Verena graduated from High School in Maria Stein. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Altar-Rosary Society. She enjoyed sewing clothing, and was a talented seamstress. Verena was a gardener, raised fruit trees, and made wonderful wines from grapes and dandelions. She loved animals, particularly birds and dogs.
Verena would get a laugh before finishing a joke, because she always giggled and would forget the punch line. Verena was a homemaker, and assisted her husband with all aspects of the family farm. A faithful servant of God, Verena was devoted to her husband, children, and the farm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 7, at Immaculate Conception Church in Celina. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery in Celina.
Calling Hours are from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 6, and 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. on Friday, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.
Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social distancing as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: EverHeart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville 45331, Immaculate Conception Endowment Fund, 229 W. Anthony St., Celina 45822, or for Masses.
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