OBIT: Owen N. Goeser

Owen N. Goeser, 77 of Devils Lake and Munich ND passed away early Monday morning, September 21, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Steven Wirth and Reverend Anthony Hession concelebrating the Mass. Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team. Graveside Services will be held on Monday, September 28th at the Trier Cemetery, rural Calio ND at 1 p.m. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 27th at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon officiating. Visitation on Monday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass. Please consider your health and safety and that of others when attending services. God bless you for your many kindnesses and prayerful support. Condolences may be expressed at Owen Nicholas Goeser, son of Chrysanth and Rose (Wengler) Goeser was born on November 29, 1942 at Devils Lake ND. He grew up in the Munich area and attended a country school through the 4th grade. He then attended Devils Lake Public School and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1961. Owen joined the North Dakota Army National Guard on July 28, 1961 and was called to active duty on February 24, 1962. He served stateside as a Supply Clerk and had special training in Military Justice. He was honorably discharged from active duty on August 23, 1962, but continued to serve with the NDANG, 3662D Ordnance Company until his honorable discharge on July 27, 1967 with the rank of Specialist Four. Owen was united in marriage to his beloved Elizabeth “Betty” Eisele on January 4, 1964 at Devils Lake. They established their home on the farm in Munich until moving to Devils Lake in 2014. While living in Devils Lake, Owen worked for Robertson Lumber and also at the Gamble Robinson Wholesale Grocery. However, his passion was farming, and from 1968 until the time of his death, Owen was a good steward of the land he was blessed with. Owen was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Munich and St. Joseph Catholic Church after moving to Devils Lake. He was a CCD teacher and served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist until his death. He also was very active in the Pro-Life movement. Owen dedicated 37 years to the local Rural Electric Board and several years on the State Electrical Board. Owen loved his Lord, his family and was truly humbled by the many blessings in his life. We are saddened by his death but know the promises of God as He says, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Owen is survived by his loving family. His wife of 56 years, Betty; his sons, Rodney and Gitta Goeser, Buxton ND, Loren and Nicole Goeser, Alan and Angie Goeser and Brian Goeser and special friend Christy Larocque all of Munich; 10 grandchildren, Luke (Jenna) Chase, Grand Forks ND, Chantell (Tony) Haider, Minneapolis MN, Hayley Chase also of Minneapolis: Amber (Mark) Thompson, Hatton ND, Natasha Goeser, Fargo ND, Jesse (Alicia) Goeser, Jakob Goeser, Shaun Goeser all of Munich: Kelan (Cassidy) Goeser, Munich and Tyler Goeser, Selina KS; 11 great grandchildren, Justice: Ben, Audrey, Owen: Charis: Jack, Rhett: Nikhilah: Aven, Elliot: Heston: brothers George (Rose) Goeser, Moorhead MN and Maurice (Bernelda) Goeser, Princeton MN; in-laws Mary Ann MacDonald, Jo (Earl) Olson all of Devils Lake, Hattie (Dave) MacDonald and Eileen Burt all of Lake Oswego OR. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law Peter and Rebecca Goeser and Ernest and Beatrice Goeser, brother-in-law Darrel Burt and father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Regina Eisele. Casket Bearers will be Luke Chase, Jesse, Jakob, Shawn and Kelan Goeser, Mark Thompson and Tony Haider. Reading the Scriptures will be George and Rose Goeser and Eucharistic Gift Bearers will be Chantell Haider, Hayley Chase, Amber Thompson and Natasha Goeser. Music will be provided by Lynne Webster and Audrey Myklebust.

Published on September 25, 2020