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Irene Goetzinger

Irene Goetzinger (Muntz)

Saturday, October 14th, 1922 - Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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Irene Rachel Goetzinger 97, of Dubuque, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 10th at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd. with Deacon John Stierman officiating. For those unable to attend, a live stream of services can be viewed on our funeral home page on Facebook. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services Monday. Please utilize masks as well as social distancing for the duration of your visit. Irene’s family understands if you are unable to attend, please remember them in your prayers.
Irene was born on October 14, 1922 in Dubuque, the daughter of Arnold and Maud (Rupp) Muntz. She lived in Dubuque her entire life. Irene was an extremely hard worker. She worked on the family farm helping her parents grow produce for the farmer’s market during the Depression. She continued her support by working at Clarke College, Lorenz Laundry and the Dubuque Packing Company. Irene then became a full-time housewife and mother until going back to work as a bus driver for the Dubuque Community School District, retiring after 20 years of service.
Irene loved bowling (winning many trophies), flowers, gardening and her cat, Prince. She was an avid Green Bay Packer and Chicago Cub fan. She enjoyed music, dancing, traveling, playing dice and especially being with her family. She loved going to Cozy Corner for many years. Irene was a wonderful cook. In her younger years, she enjoyed being a Cub Scout leader and participated in community volleyball and softball leagues.
Surviving are her six children, Diane Smith-Bowers, Gloria (Sonny) McDonald, Robert (Janice) Smith, Richard (Maureen) Smith all of Dubuque, Linda McDermott of Big Lake, MN and David (Maura) Smith of Missouri Valley, IA; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; her special godchild Elaine “Toots” Kieffer of Dubuque; her brother, Richard (Delores) Muntz of Dubuque and many nieces and nephews.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Charles; her first husband and father of her children, Robert W. Smith; her sisters Grace Sanders and Jannan Miller; and her brother-in-law Ray; her brother Lowell “Bud” Muntz and sister-in-law Betty; her grandson Raymond P. McDonald III; infant grandson Gregory McDonald and infant great grandson Brett McDonald.
An Irene Goetzinger memorial fund has been established c/o Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd., Dubuque, IA 52002
The family of Irene wishes to extend a special thank you to Karen Leisen of Nativity Church for bringing weekly communion to our mother and Cindy Schemmel for her devotion to our mom. Appreciation to Bobby and Mariko Wilbricht for their loving care of our mom. Special thank you to the staff of Luther Manor for their care of our mother.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    2659 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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  • Service

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    2659 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    1111 Davis Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Ruthie Caitham

Posted at 09:47am
My sincere condolences to all of you. Sending a multitude of prayers of peace and comfort and an abundance of hugs. May the many memories sustain you through this difficult time.
Love, Ruthie Caitham
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Lu Schemmel

Posted at 08:52am
Irene was one in a million!! I enjoyed our visits and phone calls and laughing about everything! She is dancing smiling that her family is all together for her..something she talked about and hoped she would have, everyone together at the same time. Miss you already Irene!! Cindy Schemmel
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Amanda Kass

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Grandma will always be in our hearts! Love, Jason, Amanda, Morgan, Colby and Tanner Kass
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