JERSEYVILLE- Cyril Henry Goetten, 97, died at 12:10 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Fieldon on July 5, 1917, the oldest of three children born to the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Beiermann) Goetten.
Cyril was employed at Olin Corp. for 42 years, but was a farmer at heart. He began farming as a young boy and continued to do what he loved until his failing health required him to retire at the young age of 94.
A dedicated member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 492 and the VFW all in Jerseyville.
On June 14, 1950, in Carrollton, Ill., he married the former Margaret C. Pohlman, and together they have shared 64 years and raised their three sons on the family farm.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Goetten of Jerseyville; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Connie Goetten, Thomas and Nancy Goetten and Timothy and Diana Goetten all of Jerseyville; five grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and Lynn Goetten of Fieldon, Tiffany and Matt Williams of St. Charles, Mo., Christopher Goetten of Godfrey, Alex Goetten of St. Louis, Mo., and Andrew Goetten of Chicago; six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Bernadine Huebener and Genevieve Goetten.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m., till 10:45 a.m., Monday, July 28, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery Fieldon, and in honor of his service with the U.S. Army during World War II, the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military graveside rites.
Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.