Edgar A. Goetsch

Nov. 25, 1924 - Nov. 7, 2009

Edgar A. Goetsch, 84, of Sussex, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at home. He was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Ixonia, a son of David and Lillian (Krueger) Goetsch.

He married Lorraine Rabenhorst on Oct. 25, 1944, at First Baptist Church in Watertown. Edgar was a district superintendent for the Wisconsin Natural Gas Co. for 36 years until he retired in 1985.

Edgar is survived by his wife, Lorraine Goetsch, of Sussex; two sons, Neale (Barbara) Goetsch, of Lexington, S.C., and Charles (Donna) Goetsch, of Sussex; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Eunice Goetsch, of Watertown, and Donna (William) Schroeder, of Cranbury, N.J.; brother-in-law, Glen (Dorothy) Rabenhorst, of Watertown; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Erma Norman; and one brother, Marvin.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 12, at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Loggans officiating. Entombment will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Glenview Memorial Gardens.

Pederson Funeral Home, Watertown, is serving the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at 261-2113. For online condolences or to receive directions, visit