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Eileen Johnson Goetzke

d. July 7, 2024

Stillwater

Eileen Johnson Goetzke

Eileen Johnson Goetzke, cherished mother and grandmother, peacefully went on to be with her Lord on July 7, 2024, at the age of 92 with her family at her side. Eileen was born in Gilbert, MN on November 28, 1931, to Einar and Sadie Sissala, In 1954, she married Robert (Bob) Johnson of Makinen, MN, with whom they raised five children. Following Bob's 1991 death, she married Haldor Goetzke of Eagan, MN in 1998. They spent 18 wonderful years together.

Eileen's family was the center of her life. She built a lasting family legacy, living out this value by intentionally investing in the lives of each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild. Her faith was equally as important. Prayer, sharing Jesus, and giving generously to all were a regular part of Eileen's life. She also enjoyed spending time with church friends and participating in Bible studies. Eileen loved music and served as a church organist for many years. Eileen was a beacon of love and faith throughout her life. 

She will remain in the hearts of her children Pam (Mike) Wagman of Carlton, Brad (Cindy) Johnson of Stillwater, Paula (Jim) Weinzettel of Hastings, Brian (Diane) Johnson of Stillwater, and Eric (Carla) Johnson of Independence, 19 beloved grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special sister in law, Judy Drobnick of Eveleth, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Einar and Sadie Sissala, two husbands, and brother Allan Sissala.

Eileen will also be lovingly remembered by Haldor's family: sons Larry, Craig (Lisa), and Roger Goetzke; Sana Aries-Winton; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A special thank you to the Health Partners Hospice care team.

A visitation will be held on Monday, July 15 at Bradshaw Funeral Home, Stillwater, 6-8 pm. A memorial service celebrating Eileen's life will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN. Visitation will start at 10am followed by a service at 11am, luncheon, and then a Graveside at 2:30PM at Fairview Cemetery(6373 N Osgood Ave, Stillwater, MN 55082). 

Memorials will be forwarded to Our Daily Bread Ministries.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 15, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center - Stillwater

2800 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater, MN 55082

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115

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Interment

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

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