Arlene Joan Goemaat, of Lovilia, age 75, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at her residence in Lovilia under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa. She was born to Charles and Cornelia (VanderVeer) Miller on March 25, 1936 in Runnels, Iowa.
Arlene married Chester Goemaat on May 18, 1953 in Knoxville. They were blessed with seven children. Arlene retired from Pella Corporation. Chester died on January 21, 2008. She was a member of the New Life Church in Knoxville. She enjoyed canning, baking, painting, playing cards, and especially spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children: Vern Dale (Jayne) Goemaat of Hamilton, Chester Jr. (Diane) Goemaat of Knoxville, Cheryl (Robbie) Long of Osage Beach, MO, Vince (Kathy) Goemaat of Hamilton, Teresa (Tony) Paterno of Lebanon, MO, Tamie Goemaat of Lovilia, and Tim Goemaat and Kathi Schelker of Oskaloosa, twenty-four grandchildren, and fourty-four great grandchildren. Arlene is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Chester.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lovilia with Pastor Leo Freel officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 21, 2011 opening to the public at 1:00 p.m. and the family will be present from 6-8 p.m. at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lovilia. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa.
Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottpierschbacher.com.
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I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our lo... more
Our sympathy to your family. We really enjoyed getting to know her and are blessed to have Vince and Kathy in our lives. She will be missed but is rejoicing with family in Gods house now. Praying for comfort and peace.
we are thinking about u guys during this difficult time she will be loved and missed meg , rusty and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family.
arlene was a good woman and a kind hearted person my prayers go out to the family.
Arlene was such a sweet heart. Friendly. Smiling. She cherished her family. So many memories of her and Chet. Who could forget when they danced together? Good memories. May God give you strength. We will miss her....