FRIENDSHIP 

Christine Ann Goemer, LPN
 

June 21, 1949 – May 11, 2013


Christine Ann Goemer, LPN, 63, passed away at her home Saturday, May 11, 2013. She was born June 21, 1949 in Milwaukee.

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Kathleen (nee Jansen, also Peckham) Goemer and sisters Kathie and Doreen Goemer. She is survived by her sisters Barbara (Robert) Rycerz of Richfield and Debra (John) Brown of Adell, brothers Daniel Goemer of Geneva, Ill., and Richard (Jennifer) Peckham of Troutdale, Ore. She was aunt to Melanie, Jason, Mitchell, Daniel Jr., Melissa, Maggie, Annie, Taylor, Joshua, and other nieces and nephews. She was great-aunt to Ariana, Quintas, Evan, Michael and Peter. She is further survived by cousins, other relatives, and many friends.

Christine dearly loved her dogs, fondly named Sarah, Molly and Pepper.

Christine attended and graduated from Custer High School in Milwaukee. Christine graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Milwaukee in 1968.

Christine lived at the Young America apartments on Lovers Lane Road in Milwaukee, lived for a time in California and Minnesota, then many years in Waukesha, making her final homestead in Friendship (Big Flats). Christine was born with nursing in her blood. Her love for nursing began as a child – every night after school her dad would drive her to Sage Nursing Home so she could feed the patients, read to them, comb their hair, etc. She volunteered there until she got her LPN license then spent several years as a gentle and compassionate nurse caregiving at various locations including: Sage Nursing Home, Hillhaven, Adobe, Mount Carmel, St. Camillus, Villa Pines, and others. Christine was a very kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. When Christine wasn’t caregiving she was entertaining; she loved to play the organ and did so up until her death. She even debuted on several occasions during the Home Show held at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Her endearing love for people, nursing and all her patients, love for playing the organ, her precious dogs, and tending to her many beautiful gardens, along with her tenacious belief that “anything is doable” will always be remembered.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at Full Gospel Church, 2830 South River Road (Highway G), West Bend. The Rev. James Booker will be officiating. Instead of floral expressions of sympathy, memorials in Christine’s honor may be made to the family.

Integrity Funeral Services, www.integrityfunerals.net, and Full Gospel Church served the family.