Lloyd A. Goestenkors, 85, of Highland died on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at Faith Care Center in Highland.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, with Father Pat G. Jakel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.
He was born on June 15, 1930 in Pocahontas to Henry and Clara (Goestenkors) Goestenkors. On Feb. 20, 1965, he married Jennie J. Welchlen-Steiner. She passed away on March 19, 2000.
Mr. Goestenkors grew up on the family farm. He hauled milk and hay as a youth and later worked for Highland Ready Mix, hauling concrete for many years. He also drove for Highland Motor Freight (later named EF Trucking) and then for G&S Freight Service from 1978 to mid-2000.
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He was an avid coyote hunter and enjoyed having coffee with friends at Powhatan, Buzzies, Hardee’s and playing cards at Heim’s Tavern.
He could be seen driving his scooter all over Highland. He participated in the Kitchen Band at Highland Home and in bowling leagues in Highland.
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus 1580 in Highland and the Madison & Bond County Coyote Hunters and was a former member of the Highland Sportsmen Club.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Judy A. (Allen) Luehm of Highland; a step-son, Larry A. (Deb) Steiner of Idaho; step-grandchildren, John (Anessia) Luehm, Cindy Bielong, Sandy (Scott) Jutte and Scott Steiner; step-great-grandchildren, Alex Luehm, Lance Luehm, Shane Luehm, Rhyan Luehm, Daniel Meyers and Ashley Rogers; step-great-great-grandchildren, Andie Rogers and Abigale Rogers; a brother, Clarence (Marlene) Goestenkors of Pocahontas; a sister-in-Law, Lois Goestenkors of Pocahontas; nephews, Dennis Goestenkors, Jim (Kate) Goestenkors, Tom (Bonnie) Goestenkors, Gary (Deb) Goestenkors, Robert (Tracy) Goestenkors and Jeff (Donna) Goestenkors; nieces, Julie Johnson, Pat (Burnell) Landmann, Joan (Curtis) Dickshot and Susie (Bryan) Kovach; and many great-nephews and -nieces.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cletus Goestenkors, who died on Jan. 17, 1921, George Goestenkors, who died on Dec. 1, 1982, and Leo Goestenkors, who died on March 12, 2010; and a niece, Leanne Goestenkors, who died in infancy.
Memorials may be made to Highland Home.