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Constance ‘Connie’ Goetze

BAXTER — Constance Ann “Connie” Goetze, age 71, of Baxter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial held Saturday Jan. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. St. Hubert’s Catholic Community (8201 Main Street), Chanhassen with a gathering of family and friends Friday 4:30-7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the Mass, all at the church.

Connie was born on Aug. 26, 1941, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Willard and Kathryn (Ivers) Pauly. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Chanhassen. On Sept. 24, 1960, Connie was united in marriage to David Goetze at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Chanhassen. Connie and David made their home in Baxter, Minn., since 1973 where she worked for the Crow Wing County Social Services for 28 years retiring in 2005 as a supervisor. Connie enjoyed going to work every day being with her co-workers and helping people. She was a faithful church member who volunteered whenever needed. She was a very social person who loved lunch with friends, being with family and striking up a conversation with a stranger.

Connie cherished her grandchildren and loved to spoil them. The time spent at Ten Mile Lake was always special. She loved traveling to the gulf coast of Alabama for winter vacations, hanging out at Bubba’s Seafood listening to the music and visiting with the other snowbirds. She looked forward to the annual Mardi Gras parades. Connie also enjoyed shopping, cooking and baking cookies.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Kathryn Pauly; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Darwin and Dorothy Goetze; sister-in-law, Carol Stodola.

Connie is survived by her loving family; husband, David Goetze, of Baxter; children, William Goetze, of Brainerd, Carla (Robert) Wallace, of Minnetonka, Paul Goetze, of Stewartville, Carrie Hanson, of Hastings; grandchildren, Jacob, Joseph, Lindsay, Kathryn, Zachary, Adam, Alex, Hunter; brothers, Steve (Dolly) Pauly, of Hackensack, Thomas (Lynn) Pauly, of Chanhassen; sister, Mary (Duane) Goetze, of Carver; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marjorie and Donald Olson, of Carver, Don and Mary Goetze, of Chanhassen, Dale Goetze, of Akeley, Charlotte and Lowell Yahnke, of Princeton, Sandra and Fritz Coulter, of Amery, Wis., Jolene McNaughton, of Carver, Dean Goetze, of Princeton, Daniel and Julie Goetze, of Waconia; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.