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Gerhardt "Gary" Goeken III

May 20, 1961 — October 27, 2023

Gerhardt "Gary" Goeken III

Gerhardt Edward Goeken III (“Gary” to his friends and family) was born in Alhambra, CA on May 20, 1961 to Gerhardt and Wanda Goeken. Gary passed away on October 27, 2023 in Chicago, IL, at the age of 62. 

Gary was a 1979 graduate of Atlantic High School, and after high school Gary enlisted in the Army where he served until 1983. Following his term in the Army, Gary graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in history. Gary moved to Portland, OR where he worked for the Internal Revenue Service until his retirement. 

He is survived by his sisters, Karen Simons of Carlsbad, CA and Mary (Roger) Simonis of Schaumburg, IL; brother, Karl (Jill) Goeken of Centennial, CO; nieces, Delyn Simons-Jones of Burlingame, CA and Tess Goeken of Broomfield, CO; and nephews, Dena Apalatea of Encinitas, CA and Alan Simonis of Des Moines, IA.  

Gary was preceded in death by his father and mother. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2024, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic.  A time to share memories, which will include lunch for friends and family, will be held at Roland Funeral Home following the service.  A private burial will be held in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Gary’s local arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

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Mass

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am

SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church

106 West 6th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022

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Sharing of Memories and Lunch

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

Roland Funeral Service

204 E 5th St, Atlantic, IA 50022

A time to share memories, which will include lunch for friends and family will be held at Roland Funeral Home following the service.

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