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Michael Dennis Goetz

Michael Dennis Goetz

Michael "Mike" Goetz, 56, of Damascus, OR and formerly of Grand Forks, ND passed away unexpectedly November 16, 2017 while on Vacation in Maui, HI.

Michael Dennis Goetz was born on February 19, 1961 in Grand Forks, ND the son of Dennis and Darlene Goetz. He began working for his father at a young age for Dennie's Delivery Service. He graduated from Red River High School in Grand Forks in 1980. In 1981, he joined the United States Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, VA. He met Pat Shannon and together they moved to Portland, OR after Mike's honorable discharge in 1984.

Mike worked as a contractor for many years and was a handyman through and through. He gave freely of his time and talent to anyone in need; often giving up nights, weekends and vacations. In 1998, Mike began working for Darrin Williams as General Manager for All Generations Remodeling. Following Pat's death in 1994, Mike met Richard Tackett, who he continued to share his life.

He is survived by his loving mother, Darlene Goetz; sisters, Debbi Moen, Nanci (John) Iverson, Julie (Carrie) Frankl; brothers, Jeff, Thomas (Angela), Tim (Jackie); partner, Richard Tackett; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis and partner, Patrick Shannon.

Memorial Mass: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.

Family Greeting: One hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Saturday.

Interment: Calvary North Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.

Military Honors: Accorded by members of the American legion Post 157, The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817 and The United States Navy Reserve.

The online memorial registry may be signed at

(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)