Dorothy C. Goelz

    Dorothy C. Goelz, 86, Hoagland, passed away Aug. 9, 2014, in the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    She was born April 21, 1928, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Carl “Charles” Knipstein and the late Anna (Molthan) Knipstein.
    She married Herbert M. Goelz on Nov. 4, 1951, in St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock.
  Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock and the Ladies Aid of the church.
  Surviving are her husband; son, Wayne E. (Julie) Goelz, Fort Wayne; son, Kevin R. Goelz, Hoagland; son, Ray Dean (Dana) Goelz, Valparaiso; and sister, Loretta Schmidt, Plainfield, Ill.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Justin (Karrie) Goelz, Brooke Goelz, Jana (Matt) Hirschy, Jamie Goelz, Geoffrey Goelz, Anthony Goelz and Alexandra Goelz.
    Preceding Dorothy in death were a son, Mark Alan Goelz in 1961; a sister and two brothers.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock, Monroeville, with Rev. Douglas Christian officiating. Internment will follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
    Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
    Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock.