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Wallace ‘Bud’ Goemer, 86

Wallace A. “Bud” Goemer, age 86, of Darwin, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

He was born March 31, 1924, in the middle of a snowstorm, on the family farm in Ellsworth Township, the son of Walter and Alvina (Lewerenz) Goemer.

Bud grew up and helped with the chores on the farm. He attended school district number 66, and later Litchfield High School for his education.

He was inducted into the US Navy and served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Bud knew at a young age that he wanted to spend his life farming the land and taking care of his cattle.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Walls Sept. 15, 1948, at the Litchfield Methodist Church. They made their home on a farm near Darwin, and would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this year.

Bud and Dorothy loved to square dance, play cards, and travel, and had spent many winters in Arizona, Texas, California and Florida.

Bud is survived by his wife, Dorothy Goemer of Darwin; and siblings Sid (Jo) Goemer of Darwin, Marion (Cal) Steele of St. Louis Park, and Sharon (Richard) Elmquist of Crosslake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Verona Arnleend.

The funeral service took place Monday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Litchfield with the Rev. Bill Kerr officiating. Interment was at the Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and continued Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.