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Michele JoAnn (Wendland) Goettl, 49, of North Mankato, MN died suddenly, January 3, 2017 while vacationing in The Bahamas. Michele was a member of Christ Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mankato but the funeral will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Mankato, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 17 with Pastor Robert Mehltretter, officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and will continue 1 hour prior to service at church.

Michele was born February 18, 1967 in Marshall, MN to Willis and Joan (Weber) Wendland. She graduated from Balaton High School in 1985 and from Rasmussen Business College in Mankato in 1986. On September 16, 1989, she married Daniel Goettl in Mankato. She worked for Wolf Etter & Company in Madelia until December 1990 when she began her lifetime joy as a stay-at-home Mom. Michele enjoyed being an election judge, singing in the church choir, playing volleyball, softball, and especially attending her kids' activities. She was a member of various card clubs, Bunco and enjoyed supporting Mankato West Athletics, MSU Football, and the Mankato Peppers.

Michele is survived by her husband, Daniel; her children, Ashley (John) Hanley, Katelyn Goettl, Alex Goettl, and Kelsey Goettl all of North Mankato; her parents, Willis and Joan Wendland of Balaton, MN, parents-in-law LaVern and Joan Goettl of Mankato; brother and sisters, Cambi (Michael) Lehmann of Mankato, Troy (Allisa) Wendland of Balaton, Pamela Speckien of Eau Claire, WI, Lynette (Matthew) Peterson of North Mankato; brothers and sister-in-law; Michael (Winnie) Goettl of Connecticut, Jeanne (Tom) Lutz of Minneapolis, Jim (Anne) Goettl of Mankato, 6 nieces and 11 nephews; She was preceded in death by her sister Joan Wendland and niece Moriah Lehmann.
Published on January 15, 2017
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