Oliver E. Goetges

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September 8, 1928 - October 17, 2020
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Oliver E. Goetges of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away at the age of 92 on Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Valra “Vi” Goetges; his grandson, Kevin; his great-grandson, Owen; and his parents, Eugene and Grace Goetges.

Oliver is survived by his children, Dennis (Ellen) Goetges, Debbie (Jim) Boyd, Sharon (Dennis) Holtgraewe, Monica (Eric) Joslin, Judy (Jeff) Allen, and Rhonda (Dennis) O'Keefe; his grandchildren, Kelly, Lindsay, Tanner (Kellie), Jena (Henry), Jacob (Megan), Bri, Casey, Luke, Tyler (Erika), and Ryan; his great-grandchildren, Annie, Charlotte, Ben, Cece, Hunter, and Everett; and his siblings, Audrey (the late Arvel) Dingledine and Elby (Margaret) Goetges.

Oliver loved to spend time outdoors, especially fishing, camping, and hunting. Playing sports, especially softball and bowling, was one of Oliver’s favorite pastimes and he was honored to be inducted into the St. Charles County Sports Hall of Fame for Softball. He also enjoyed the peace of sitting outside swinging on his front porch, and he never missed his regular Tuesdays at The Corner Bar. Oliver was a treasured father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was dearly loved, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions may be made in Oliver’s honor to the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department.

The family would like to invite you to watch a live stream of the funeral service on October 22, 2020 at 11:00 am, Please click this link to view the service


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  1. Cathy Strittmater October 18, 2020 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    There are so so many memories of Ollie and my dad Dodo through the years. Vi was a gem and one of the sweetest, compassionate moms I ever knew growing up. Ollie and my dad were friends for a lifetime. So many sweet memories of our family and theirs. Sweet passing Ollie. Have a blast connecting with all your loved ones in heaven. Tell my mom and dad I Iove them and come and visit me again in my dreams! Rest in peace dear friend. To the entire Goetges family, I’ll be toasting you on Thursday from Virginia and laughing at ALL of Ollie’s and Dodo’s antics throughout the years. You will never be forgotten.

  2. Christy (Schoene) Farr October 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Loved Ollie and all the memories with him and the Goetges family. My heart is saddened by this loss but will uphold his wishes and only think about the good times spent with him – trips to the family farm swimming in the lake and sitting around the fire, playing school in the basement while our parents played cards in the kitchen, trips to the Ozarks and Jellystone Park, all the family weddings. I could go on and on. What I’ll always remember is the smile that never left his face and his stories of all the fun he and dad had. This will keep the smile on my face even during this sad time. Love to his family and to my dear friend Rhonda.

  3. Roxi Gregor October 18, 2020 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    candle 1Ollie was a wonderful man who treated me like his own. I grew up in a his home with a loving family with a lot of laughter and love. Memories I hold dear to my heart. Thanks Ollie for making me feel like your favorite daughter. I knew better but that was ok.

  4. John E Henning Jr. October 18, 2020 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the family, I remember Ollie, his wife and kids from when I lived in Fairlane Meadows back in the 1960’s. They lived one street over next to the Callison Family.

  5. Shun-Ta Washington October 18, 2020 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    candle 7My deepest condolences to Mrs. O’Keefe and Family

  6. Pam Koch October 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    candle 3Sympathy to the Goetges family. I will always remember the fun times at Callaway with your Mom and Dad.

  7. Christy Utlaut October 18, 2020 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    candle 1Ollie, you will be missed. We moved in next to you four years ago and you have entertained my son and myself since then. We have grown to love you dearly. Ryland Jackson often threw the baseball with you, hit golf balls in your front yard, used your old yucky fly swatter as a bat…you taught him how to yo-yo when I didn’t know how to, gave him cookies before dinner, you remembered his birthday and you helped me build my fence. You were the best neighbor ever. Your kids took amazing care of you and I loved having them close by. Rest in peace my friend.

  8. Boschert October 19, 2020 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Ollie’s children and their family, Audrey and family, Elby and Margaret and family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
    Dan & Betty

  9. Connie Patterson October 19, 2020 at 11:03 am - Reply

    candle 1It was such a pleasure knowing Ollie and his family through Rhonda. He was there for all the parties and fun. Such a warm person, he always had so many good things to say. You will be missed by so many people! My condolences to the entire family. May he Rest In Peace.

  10. Jean Benne October 19, 2020 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    candle 8Rest In Peace, Ollie. Annie adored you.❤️

  11. Shanna Young October 19, 2020 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    candle 2Thank you for always cheering us on at volleyball! Our biggest cheerleader. Grateful to have met you and shared a Stag. You were loved and will be missed. Rest In Peace.

  12. Sabrina Follett October 19, 2020 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    candle 5Ollie always called me “Smiley”, but how could you not smile when you were around him!! I have such good memories of him at the property or at the annual fish fry at Dennis and Rhonda’s house. He made everyone feel like a part of the family. My heart breaks for the entire Goetges family but Heaven has received an angel for sure! May all the memories be your strength through this difficult time.

  13. kelly Kissel October 20, 2020 at 11:36 am - Reply

    candle 8We were very sorry to see that Oliver had passed. We live in the neighborhood and our son looked forward to waving and saying hello everyday on our evening walk. He always had a smile and brightened our walks. Our condolences to the family.

  14. Becky O'Keefe October 21, 2020 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    candle 7We loved sharing holidays and family parties with Ollie. He will be missed by all of us. God bless you all at this most difficult time. Love, Matt and Becky

  15. Marylee Schmidt October 22, 2020 at 11:43 am - Reply

    What a lovely service for Dad, condolences to all the family. Memories of Ollie, Dodo, Boogie, and “Smitty” and their times playing cards in our basement and all the ball games and hot dogs. Gods Blessings to all

  16. Coleen Philipps October 22, 2020 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    candle 8Monica (Mo), & all the Families,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Coleen Philipps(Loeffler)

  17. David N Borgmeyer October 26, 2020 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Just heard of your loss. Condolences to the entire Goetges family. Loved playing cards with Ollie at Knights of Columbus.

  18. Kate Muir December 26, 2020 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    candle 6I loved growing up next to a neighbor like Ollie. I spent so many days on that porch swing with him. Rip sweet ollie

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