Alumni Association of The Pontifical North American College

John Goeke


CLASS OF 1961 


Goeke, Dr. John Christian, Sr. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, May 24, 2013. Beloved husband of Jane F. Goeke (nee Downey) for 52 years; dearest father of John Christian Jr. Chris (Ellie) Goeke, James Jaimie Goeke, Becky (Matt) Giegling and Jennifer (Todd) Meyer; loving Papa of John Christian III Jack, Nicholas Goeke, Joshua, Madelyn, Lucas and Michael Giegling, Ray, Cameron, Isabella and Joseph Meyer and the late Megan Goeke; dear brother of June (Harold) Axness and the late Joseph (Jackie), Don (survived by Mary) and Rose Marie Peachy Goeke; survived by his companion Nemo; our dear uncle, cousin and friend. John was a Professor of Social Work at St. Louis University for 33 years and a family therapist with St. Louis County Mental Health. He had a great zest for life and loved music, good food, soccer, trout fishing, travel and shooting pool with his buddies. John always had a smile and a kind word to say. He maintained his fun loving, faith filled, positive outlook throughout his life. Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Wednesday, May 29, 9:30 a.m. to Mary, Mother of the Church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Make-A-Wish or St. Vincent DePaul Society of Mary Mother. Visitation Tuesday, 3-8 p.m. 

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