Gary L. Goecks, Formerly Janesville and Brodhead, WI (1948-2014)

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

February 22, 1948 - August 18, 2014

Gary L. Goecks, age 66, passed away at the HPH Hospice in Hudson, FL, on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, after a long illness. Gary was born on Feb. 22, 1948, in Monroe, WI, to Walter Goecks and Mary Lu Meils. He married Sharon Whitehead and they had two children, Jeffrey and Christopher. He later married Donna Silvestris on Feb. 7, 2004. Gary worked at the General Motors plant for 29 plus years before retiring. He was involved with the youth baseball program and with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Troop 108 in Brodhead, WI, earning the Service to Youth Award from the Brodhead Jaycees in 1991, for the many years of service. He was an avid Badger football and Green Bay Packer fan. Gary enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling and his Corvettes.

Gary is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Jeffrey; stepsons: Joe and Tommy Silvestris; brothers, Ben (Jackie) Meils and George Goecks; sisters: Barbara (Michael) Hittner, Diane (Larry) Anacker, and Janet Toth; grandchildren: Kierstin, Jordan, Sydney and Katie Goecks; step-grandchildren: Brittany, Ashley, Gina, Jessica, AJ, and Tom Jr.; five step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Carl Meils; son, Christopher Goecks; stepson, Anthony Silvestris; and brother, Richard Goecks.

Services will be at 12 P.M. on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at HERMAN-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Milt Van Natta will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the time of services on Monday at the FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhome.net.


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