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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Paul Van Goethem

Paul Benedict Van Goethem

Monday, March 21st, 1932 - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Paul Benedict VanGoethem, 86, of Gardner, KS passed away Feb. 23, 2019. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm Mon., March 4, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Rosary at 8:00 pm following the visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am Tues., March 5, 2019 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main, Gardner, KS. Burial follows at St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Paul was born March 21, 1932 at the family home in Gardner, KS to Julian Ernest and Clare Elsie (Harrington) VanGoethem. He was a lifelong area resident. Paul graduated from Gardner High School in 1950. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for two years from 1953-1955. Paul married Betty L. Hougland on Oct. 8, 1960 in Gardner, KS. He worked for Bendix in KCMO from 1955-1966. Paul was a warehouse manager for Cramer Products from 1966-2000 and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Paul served on the Gardner USD #231 School Board and the District 7 Water Board. He loved his cows, enjoyed watching sports and tinkering around the farm. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty in 2017; siblings: Rosemary Weilert, Alice Spellman, Theresa VanGoethem and Ralph VanGoethem. Paul is survived by his children: Kevin and wife Lesley VanGoethem, Winter Spring, FL, Jim and wife Lori VanGoethem, McPherson, KS, Margaret and husband Eric Klassen, Beatrice, NE and Travis and wife Kimberly VanGoethem, Blue Springs, MO; three grandsons: Jori, Dawson and Mitchel; siblings: Monica Moll, Olathe, KS, Irene and husband Dean Kehoe, Olathe, KS and John and wife Evelyn VanGoethem, Shawnee, KS.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, March 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    Address
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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    Rosary at 8:00 pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Divine Mercy Catholic Church
    Address
    555 W Main
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    15560 Moonlight Road
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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Joy Holt

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I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some realhope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. In Acts 24:15 and Isaiah 26:19 the Bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. That was a foregleam of the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’s why he gave his so. To die for us,John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there’ll be no more pain or death. Since there’s no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions here on earth as God had intended. JW.org
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Anne Russell

Posted at 12:33pm
We are sending sympathy & love to all of Paul's family. We are glad to have stayed in touch over the years at Van Goethem family picnics. Dorothy fondly remembers her cousin & all the times together on Aunt Clara & Uncle Julius' farm.
Dorothy (Van Goethem) Russell & Anne Russell
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