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Donald F. Goette

December 11, 1927 — December 17, 2017

Funeral services for Donald F. Goette, age 90, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Salem Lutheran Church.  Rev. Erica Cunningham will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Don died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Donald Fredrick Goette was born December 11, 1927 in Kiester, Minnesota, the son of Albert and Laura (Schewe) Goette. He grew up in rural Kiester, attending school in Kiester and Hartland.  On February 10, 1948, Don was united in marriage to Albertina Tolzmann. Don worked as a mechanic and owned Don’s Mobil service station for many years.  He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.  Don enjoyed working on things, watching Twins games, dancing, and watching Bandwagon and Old Westerns.  Don especially loved playing the accordion and playing music with his sons, son-in-law, and grandson.

Don is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Jay) Anderson; sons, Steven (Carol) Goette and Bruce (Barb) Goette; grandchildren, Angie (Eric) Goette-Behrens, Chad Goette, Tonya (Rod) Olsen, Amber (Brandon) Loverink, Jay Anderson, Brodie Goette, D.J. Goette, Stephanie (Peter) Dumas, and Valerie (Gregg) Emery; ten great-grandkids; brother, Vernon (Alice) Goette; sister, Darlene Underland; and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Albertina; son, Mark; brothers, Lauren Goette and Marvin Goette; parents, Albert and Laura Goette; nephews, Brian Goette, Dan Underland, and Jim Larson; brothers-in-law, Orlan Larson and Dick Underland.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

85056 134th St, Glenville, MN 56036

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 28, 2017

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