Arlene Goecks

Arlene Goecks

Arlene Goecks

Arlene Mathilda Lily Margelofsky Goecks, age 96, found peace on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born April 8, 1923, to Harvey and Adela (Otto) Margelofsky. Arlene was baptized on April 22, 1923, and confirmed on July 12, 1936, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neosho. She was united in marriage on April 30, 1944, to Elmer Goecks.

Arlene enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, watching birds and spending time at the cabin. Most of all she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She retired from Gleason Reel in Mayville in 1985.

Arlene was president of the Ladies Aid for 19 years at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and a lifelong member.

Arlene is survived by three children, Karen (David) Frank of Sun Prairie, Barbara Heller of Carrollton, Texas and Allen (Dawn) Goecks of Hartford; two grandchildren, Andy (Mallory) Goecks, Richfield and Aaron (Molly) Goecks, McFarland; three great-grandchildren, Nolan, Evelyn and Henry; one sister, Delores Schmidt, Arbor Vitae; one brother, Sylvester Margelofsky, Neosho; also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and great-granddog, Winston. Arlene is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; brother, Willard Margelofsky and son-in-law, Dennis Heller.

Funeral services for Arlene will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 132 E. School St., Neosho on Thursday at noon with Rev. Joshua Kesting presiding. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of service. Committal to follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to the building fund at St. Paul's or the Gardens of Hartford. Condolences can be found at

Shimon Funeral Home

824 Union St. Hartford