Cedar County News, September 30, 1995
FORDYCE--Agatha Marie Goeden, 81, died Sept. 25, 1998, at Sister James Nursing Home, Yankton, S.D.
Visitation was Sept. 27 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. A vigil service was held later that evening at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee.
Funeral services were Sept. 28 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee, with Rev. Greg Benkowski and Rev. Rod Knefl officiating.
Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery, Menominee.
Pallbearers were Robert Goeden, Marcus Hochstein, Mathew Hochstein, Vance Kneifl, David Goeden and Chad Guenther.
Honorary pallbearers were The Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America.
Agatha was born Feb. 24, 1917, to John G. and Julia (Imoehl) Reifenrath, in St. James.
She married John J. Goeden Aug. 16, 1945, in St. James. He died Oct. 2, 1992.
Agatha grew up in the St. James area and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1936. She received her normal teaching certificate and taught in the St. James area until 1945. After her marriage, they farmed in the Menominee area.
She was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America, Cedar-Knox Good Neighbors, Ladies Guild and the Birthday Club.
Survivors include seven children and their spouses: Beverly and Donavon Guenther, Crofton; Harold and Carol Goeden, Wells, Minn.; LeRoy and Marcia Goeden, Sargent Bluff, Iowa; Darlene and Daniel Hayford, Blaine, Minn.; Jeanette and Stanley Kneifl, Ponca; Dorothy and Dallas Hochstein, Hartington; Joseph Goeden, Bloomfield; 40 grandchildren; one great grand-daughter; three sisters: Sister M. Aelreda Reifenrath O.S.B., Yankton, S.D.; Beatrice Walter, Aurora, Ill.; Angela Gubbels, Randolph; two brothers: a twin brother, Alphons Reifenrath, St. James; Joseph Reifenrath, Hartington.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and four sisters, Mary Gerleman, Lavina Reifenrath, Rosalia Wieseler, and Barbara Wieseler.
John Joseph Goeden
1914–1992 (m. 1945)
Mary Irene Reifenrath Gerleman
Lavina Clare Reifenrath
Aelreda (Helen Hildegard) Reifenrath
Rosalia Catherine Reifenrath Wieseler
Barbara Catherine Reifenrath Wieseler
Beatrice Josephine Reifenrath Walter
Alphons Anthony Reifenrath
Angela Loretta Reifenrath Gubbels
Joseph Frederick Reifenrath
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