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 Vicki Lynn Goertzen

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Vicki Lynn Goertzen

  • Birth 31 Dec 1957 Kansas, USA
  • Death 10 Sep 2004 Goessel, Marion County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Goessel, Marion County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 10811116

Vicki was the second of four children of Franklin and Eleanora Goertzen, she was born following the death of her older brother Clifton, who died in infancy.

Vicki attended Goessel schools and Bethel College, N. Newton.

Reading and needlepoint were hobbies she enjoyed. Her family pets, especially the cats, gave her joy. Friends remember Vicki as a patient listener and as having a wicked sense of humor! There were always at least two or three books piled up by her bed.

Vicki participated in Bible studies and attended services at the Tabor Mennonite Church, as her health allowed. She was very strong in her faith, realizing her life span might not be as long as many of her peers.

Having been diagnosed with Type I diabetes at a very young age, Vicki struggled with the dietary restrictions and regimen throughout her life. She was the first to admit her habits could have been better. Part of her leg was removed when she was 23, and her eyesight rendered her legally blind by her mid-20's. Reading and getting around were manageable, but she could not drive. It was considered a miracle that she had lived past the age of 30. In her final years, she enjoyed the fellowship of staff and other residents at the Memorial Home in Goessel, as well as ongoing friendships with others with whom she underwent regular dialysis in Newton and Wichita.

She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin Goertzen, in 1998.

I think of her often, and am thankful to have had her in my life.



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  • Maintained by: GeekyGraveGirl
  • Originally Created by: scrap
  • Added: 18 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10811116
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vicki Lynn Goertzen (31 Dec 1957–10 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10811116, citing Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery, Goessel, Marion County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by GeekyGraveGirl (contributor 48141838) .