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Reynold E. GoergeDecember 16, 1924 ~ May 19, 2017 (age 92)
Reynold E. Goerge, age 92, died May 19, 2017 surrounded by his family at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in Lansing, MI. He was born December 16, 1924 in Fowler, MI, the son of John and Eleanor (Thelen) Goerge. He formerly farmed and worked at Sealed Power, Gambles, and Fowler Public Schools. Reynold was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he volunteered for many church activities. He was a charter member of Knights of Columbus Msgr. Esper Council #3027, serving as Grand Knight, Financial Secretary, and District Deputy and he also was a member of Fr. Godez 4th Degree Assembly. Reynold was a Life Member of V.F.W. Edward J. Werner Post #3733, having served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Philippines and Korea.
Reynold married Rita E. Thelen May 7, 1947 and she predeceased him on March 30, 2002. Reynold is survived by his children, Hilary (Jane) Goerge, Marie Lisle, both of Lansing, Richard (Becky) Goerge of Eaton Rapids, Agnes (Ladd) Doolittle of Stanton, and Joseph (Gayla) Goerge of Louisa, Virginia, 16 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, brothers Henry (Marcia) Goerge of St. Johns, Donald (Doris) Goerge and Gene (Agnes) Goerge, both of Fowler, two sisters-in-law, Helen Thelen of Fowler and Clarita (Robert) Fedewa of Dewitt. In addition to his parents, Reynold was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Anthony Goerge, and three sisters, Adeline (William) Rademacher, Arlene (Ray) Griffin, and Janet Martin and a step-granddaughter Kerry Anne Engdahl.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI, on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Dennis Howard officiating. Burial will take place at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in Fowler, MI. The family will receive friends and family at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI, on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with the rosary being prayed at 7:00 P.M.
Donations in Reynold’s memory may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services or the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Online condolences may be sent at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com the family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Goerge Chapel Fowler, MI.
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