January 19, 1919-February 5, 2018

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Kathleen C. (Steenholdt) Goetsch passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018.

Kay was born on a farm near Walcott Iowa, on January 19, 1919, the daughter of Nels and Hilda Steenholdt. She married Waldo E. Goetsch on October 6, 1940.

She was the proud mother of three daughters, Susan (Vince) Pelley, Noblesville Ind, Sally Ryerson (Dennis), Lacey Wash., and Lori Goetsch (Martin Courtois), Manhattan Kan. She was the beloved grandmother of five grandchildren and the great-grandmother of 17.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her two sisters, Lois Schroder and Shirley Hamann.

A long-time resident of Davenport and Galesburg Ill., Kay will be remembered as a devoted wife; a wonderful mother; a talented needleworker, seamstress, and quilter; and an avid golfer and bridge player.

Memorial contributions can be made in Kay’s name to the Kathleen C. Goetsch Scholarship, Kansas State University, c/o KSU Foundation, 1800 Kimball Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan KS 66502.

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