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Robert Dean Goeken

June 15, 1932 — July 23, 2022

Robert Dean Goeken, age 90, passed away in his home in Scotland, SD on July 23, 2022.

Visitation with family will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on July 28, 2022 at Scotland Community Church. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 29, 2022 at Scotland Community Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Goglin Funeral Home in Scotland, SD.

Bob was born on June 15, 1932 in Scotland, SD to Ube and Grace Goeken. He graduated from Scotland High School in 1950. He then served in the army for two years before attending Southern State in Springfield, SD. He took over the family farm southeast of Scotland in 1956 after his father’s death. He married Phyllis Bierle Schweinforth on December 15, 1957 and they had a loving life together for almost 65 years.

Farming was Bob’s calling as he spent his entire life working the third generation family farm. He concentrated on dairy and beef cattle as well as grain. In the early years, the farm was also the home to poultry and pork. Besides farming, Bob was a lifetime member of the Scotland American Legion. He also served as an elder and deacon in the Ebenezer Reformed Church and then the First Presbyterian Church until its closing in 2013. He and Phyllis then joined the United Church of Christ (Scotland Community Church).

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ube and Grace, and his siblings Paul Goeken and Betty Toczek.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his loving children, Karen Brazelton of Yankton SD, Wayne Goeken of Erskine, MN, Ron (Shelia) Goeken of Corsica, SD, Donna (Michael) Kirkpatrick of Martinez, GA, and Joyce (Kerry) Frey of Scotland, SD; nine grandchildren, Heidi (Jimmy) Roberts of Aubum, WA, Laurie Goeken of Minneapolis, MN, Aaron (April) Hansen of Yankton, SD,  Jill (Josh) Goehring of Delmont, SD, Casey (Amanda) Comstock of Bennington, NE, Danielle (Jed) Ogren of Marshall, MN, Max (Maranda) Gadbois of Grovetown, GA, Morgan Frey of Moorehead, MN, and Lindsey Frey of Marshall, MN; and sixteen greatgrandchildren, Eli and Hannah Roberts, Rose Erenburg, Colton and Landen Potts, Curtis and Tori Hansen, Daxton and Marlee Comstock, Gracie Goehring, Koen and Kenlee Comstock, Harlow and Hudson Ogren, Theo Sertichio, and Charlotte Gadbois.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, July 28, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Scotland Community Church

350 Williams St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Prayer Service

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Scotland Community Church

350 Williams St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Memorial Service

Friday, July 29, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Scotland Community Church

350 Williams St, Scotland, SD 57059

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