Goetsch, Eugene R. DDS Age 72, of Bayside, passed away peacefully at his home of Saturday, November 3, 2012. He was born in Wausau, May 9, 1940, the son of Raymond and Hazel (Shidell) Goetsch. Dr. Goetsch is survived by his wife of 45 years Linda (nee Pulver) and their two children Jennifer (Raju) Ghate of Evanston, IL and Andrew of Bayside and by his three grandchildren Nicholas, Jaxson and Wyatt Ghate. He is further survived by his two sisters Peggy Prohaska of Phillips, WI and Sandra Maley of Tomahawk, WI. He is also survived by his ice cream loving dog, Marbles. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Bonnie Marschall. Dr. Goetsch graduated from Wausau High School and received a degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his DDS from Marquette University Dental School. Dr. Goetsch established a dental practice in Sussex in 1970 and saw patients there until his retirement in 2003. From 2003 to 2011 he was a clinical instructor at the Marquette Dental School. He was a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Goetsch was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a Colonel in 1990. An avid curler, Dr. Goetsch was a member of the Milwaukee Curling Club for 40 years and was a past president and board member of the organization. During the summer he enjoyed golf and was a long-time member of Ozaukee Country Club. A sports enthusiast, he had season tickets for the Wisconsin Badgers and enjoyed watching the Brewers, Packers and Bucks. Dr. Goetsch was a member of the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association and the Waukesha Dental Association. He was also a member of the Sussex Lions Club. In his retirement Dr. Goetsch was a volunteer at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, November 8, from 4 PM to the time of a celebration of Eugene's life at 7 PM. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Milwaukee Curling Association or the Friends of the Schlitz Audubon Center.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from November 6 to November 7, 2012