Wayne William Goetz

August 10, 1940April 3, 2014
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GOETZ, Wayne William, age 73, of Oakland Twp., Michigan, died peacefully April 3, 2014, with his family and friends at his side. He was born August 10, 1940, at Saint Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, the son of William and Ruby Goetz. Beloved husband of Beverly J. (Robinson) Goetz for 53 years. Loving father of Marcie (James) Russell and Christine Goetz. A special grandfather to Christina, Lindsey, Katelyn, Brittany, Brandon and Erik. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Owens and his dear friend, Richard Ostroski. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp in September of 1958 and married Beverly on December 8, 1961. He founded K-Industrial Corp, and was its President for 23 years until retiring in 2000. He was a member of Indianwood Country Club and enjoyed his second residence in Au Gres, Michigan. An avid fan of Elvis Presley, he loved music and always had an “Elvis” song playing. Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester, followed by entombment in Guardian Angel Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m., on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In addition to flowers memorial contributions in Wayne’s name may be directed to Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wayne William Goetz

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Karen Crider

April 16, 2014

My condolences to the family. Wayne was a good and honorable man.

Jim Russell

April 9, 2014

Many of you came up to me after the Eulogy and expressed thanks for doing Wayne proud and "taking care of business" for him.

It was my honor and I thank you all of you for being part of Wayne's (Dad) life and for allowing me to share. I was truely honored.

Rob Nast

April 8, 2014

Just recently found out about the passing of Wayne Goetz, he was a great man and I am truly sorry for your loss.

Semper Fi,

Rob Nast

April 8, 2014

Dear Grunt,
Some of my best friends are Marines. You are one of them. Soon brother.

Sue Schultz

April 7, 2014

A kind generous man is gone from us all! We will always remember and miss the family man, the joker, the loving husband, the golfer, all around good guy!

April 6, 2014

A wonderful person has left us, but our memories of all the good times we have shared will stay with us forever to never be forgotten .
Dan & Marion Baker
( AuGres, Michigan )

Al & Bev Faber

April 5, 2014

To my Dear Friend Wayne
Forgive me for being unable to attend your Celebration of Life. However, being my friend for over 35 years have left me with great memories. I will always cherish the Parties, Dinners, Vacations, Golfing (Thank you for putting up with me), Jogging, Your Hospitality, and at the end of day Drink and Cigar.
I will not say goodbye but only that we will meet again, say hi to Elvis for us.
Your great Friends Al & Bev (The Villages, Fl).

Deanna and Mike McLean

April 4, 2014

A beautiful soul has passed, but memories remain forever. Don't hesitate to lean on your friends for support through these ever so difficult days, weeks, and months that lay ahead. Love to you all