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In Memory of Megan Goeltz


Visitation will be from 2pm to 6pm prior to the service at church Sunday afternoon.

Funeral Services

6pm Sunday, March 6th at Bethel Lutheran Highlands Campus; 504 Frontage Road in Hudson.

Megan Goeltz, age 22 of Hudson, beloved daughter of Tom and Wendy Goeltz, died accidentally Monday February 29th 2016 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul where she was brought following an automobile accident. Megan was born on February 19, 1994 in West Allis, Wisconsin; the daughter of Thomas and Wendy (Wolf) Goeltz. She attended Prairie Elementary School in Hudson before graduating from Hudson High School in the class of ‘2012. While in high school, she was a cheerleader for the Cheer and Stunt team. As a young girl at Pooh Corner preschool, they visited the local nursing home. It was here she developed her love of the elderly and always wanted to help them. She furthered her education at WITC in New Richmond where she proudly received her Certified Nursing Assistant. For the past four years, she has been a CNA for the same nursing home she visited growing up, Christian Community Home in Hudson.

Megan will be remembered a free spirited soul, who was feisty, spunky, and passionate about what she believed in. She loved the outdoors; hiking at the Willow River State Park was her favorite. On the other hand, she enjoyed doing the things girls like to do too, fixing her hair and nails and going to concerts (especially MGK). But without a doubt, the greatest gift that made her smile was her daughter Paisley. Paisley became a blessing in so many ways for Megan who cherished being a mom. It gave her a true meaning of life to which she embraced. The two were inseparable and their dance parties will always be fondly remembered.

Megan loved going to church camp each summer at Camp Tamarack in Waupaca, WI.  She had an opportunity to meet new friends from around the state of Wisconsin and beyond that developed into lifelong friendships.

Megan will remain in the hearts of her parents Tom and Wendy; daughter Paisley; sister Melissa; brother Gavin; significant other Jordan Husted, maternal grandparents John and Patricia Wolf of Colgate, WI; maternal uncle Scott (Becky) Wolf of Richfield, WI; paternal grandparents Earl and Gloria Goeltz of Colgate, WI; paternal uncle Michael (Jilly Lund) Goeltz of Wanderoos, WI, as well as her cousins. She is preceded in death by her great grandparents.

Funeral service for Megan will be 6pm Sunday, March 6th at Bethel Lutheran Highlands Campus; 504 Frontage Road in Hudson. Visitation will be from 2pm to 6pm prior to the service also at Bethel Lutheran Highlands campus Sunday afternoon. Interment will be private. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and will be used for her daughter Paisley’s education fund. Funeral services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. 

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    • To Tom and your family – I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. It’s too soon for you – nothing can take away that pain. She was beautiful here on earth and is now sitting with her Savior in peace. God has her in His loving arms. I pray for you and her daughter that you can find strength to get thru this difficult time.
      God Bless

    • Our thoughts and prayers are with the Goeltz family after this tragic loss of Megan.

      Bruce and Janet Hollcroft

    • Goeltz Family – we’re so so sorry to hear about Megan’s accident. We can’t even imagine how hard this must be. When my dad was in the nursing home recovering from surgery I would often see Megan, and she was always so kind and gentle with the people she was helping. We will keep you all in our thoughts in the difficult days ahead..

    • Tom and family – Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear of your loss. I have and will continue to keep you all in my prayers. May your many wonderful memories provide comfort in the days to come.

    • Dear Tom,
      Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
      Blessings and peace to you and your family
      Bruce and Jan Lyon.

    • Tom & Family,
      I am so deeply sorry hear of the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and her daughter as you all battle through this difficult time. Please take care.

    • Tom, Wendy, Melissa, Gavin and Paisley,

      There are no words to express our deepest sympathy in this time of inexplicable sorrow. No parent should ever lose a child, nor a young child her mommy. But God has called Megan to him; her work here was done. You must all be so proud of the woman she became. She will be missed every day. “The pain never really goes away; we just become strong enough to bear it.” With the Lord, your friends, your family, and one another, may you become strong enough to bear this pain, and live in treasured memories. We are with you- let us know if there is anything you need. God Bless. Kevin and Robin

    • Tom, Wendy, Melissa, Gavin, Paisley and other Family Members;

      There are no magical words to I can say that will take away the pain you’re going through, to pretend otherwise just negates your feelings and thoughts. I cannot imagine the pain of losing one of my daughters, it may be too much too bare without something……someone!

      So what can I offer; what exactly could I do or say to help when you need help like never before. Searching for answers doesn’t come easy. Like so many others, I can only offer my love, support and prayers…….to listen when you need an ear. I know all of you have faith in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit; He is strongest when we are in our weakest moments. From experience I may know that but where is He NOW??

      I could only see He was there when I looked back and it was only then; through the love, hope and faith of others that I found Him and made it through. Quite possibly all we have to offer is a gentle reminder that He is there beside you in your time of need. Let those who love you be your faith when there is none to be found, let them be your hope when all hope is gone and let us love you so you can see the love of God through us. Nothing magical about it; it’s hard, it’s painful, it’s sad, its heart breaking, heart wrenching and it’s not fair. You’re not alone, lean on HIM……and when HE is hard to find, HE sent us for you to lean on.

      The song “I Won’t Let Go” by Rascal Flatts speaks to your heart about the value of a friend being there with a helping hand when you just can’t do it on your own…….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af8mB9ABuJA

      God Bless You All,
      Love Tim

    • Tom and family – my prayers for your family at this most difficult time and the days ahead. Her memories will live on forever with the entire family – take care and know that we are all praying for you.

    • Tom and Family,
      May God be with your family during this time to provide the comfort and healing that only He can provide. Your lives were blessed by your beautiful daughter and may you continue to bless her daughter daily with Megan’s memory. God be with all of you until you all meet again.

    • Wendy, Tom, Melissa, Gavin and Paisley-
      My Prayers for you today are that the loving hands of Jesus would lift you out of the darkness of your grief and that the beautiful tributes by Megan’s friends and family would be a testimony to all the lives that Megan touched. She will forever live on in them. Praying for you, thinking of you, and sending love your way.

    • To the Goeltz Family and all who love Megan … the pain of this is so incredible. We want so badly to hug you all right now and let you know how much we love you. Megan is now with the Angels and will be forever missed. Please keep her close and let her love surround you forever. She is only a whisper away. Love to you all and know we are always here for you. xo, Lori & Britta