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Darrell Goetsch

September 4, 1953 — December 14, 2021

Wausau

Darrell W. Goetsch, age 68 passed away December 14, 2021, at Marshfield Medical Center.

Darrell was married to the love of his life, Mary, for 43 years. He had two daughters, Jodi (Bradley) Teige, Nicole (David) Reichelt Jr. and three grandchildren, Jack, Charlotte, and Evelyn Teige, all of whom adored him. Darrell is also survived by his three sisters Anita (Mike) Waldron, Jean (Mike) Ryon, Jamie Goetsch, one brother Randy Goetsch and many wonderful nieces and nephews all of whom will miss him. Darrell is preceded in death by his mother, Irene (Schleif) Goetsch, father, Milfred (Millie) Goetsch and brother Brian Goetsch.

To say Darrell enjoyed life to the fullest would be an understatement. On a normal day you would find Mary and Darrell at home, driving each other crazy. Mary would be hiding cookies on Darrell and Darrell would be rolling his eyes at her. They had the kind of love you build over time, 48 years all together. Despite the ups and downs they had a love that will last forever. You would often find Darrell out at “The Shed” putzing around the pond or “fixing” something. Darrell loved spending time with his family camping, there wasn’t a 4th of July you wouldn’t find him cooking chicken. He made the best chicken over the open fire. If he could find someone to fish with, you would find him out on the water. He sure did love his fishing tournaments with his cousins. Darrell had a lot of favorite times of the year, but anyone that knew him knew that hunting season was his time to shine. He loved being up at the shack, decked out in blaze orange, playing cribbage, and drinking with friends. This was something his daughters looked forward to every year with him. There weren’t many deer shot, but there was love, laughter, and time with dad. Darrell could make anyone smile, and if you were lucky enough you received one of his bear hugs. He will be missed by many.

Mary, Jodi, and Nicole would like to express their gratitude to all the nurses and doctors at Marshfield Medical Center. Their compassion and care for Darrell and the family will not be forgotten.

There will be a private funeral service for Darrell in January and a celebration of life is being planned for spring/summer when his family and friends can all get together, listen to polkas, and remember Darrell.

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