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Keith Goergen -- Elgin

The funeral for Keith Goergen will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, between Plainview and Elgin, with the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating. Burial will be in Elgin Cemetery.

Mr. Goergen, 41, of Elgin, died of leukemia Thursday (Dec. 30) at his home in rural Elgin.

He was born July 16, 1963, in La Crosse, Wis. He graduated from Elgin-Millville High School in 1981. After graduating, he was employed by Saint Marys Hospital for 10 years. He married Carol Schroeder on June 29, 1985, in Elgin. He later worked in construction and then at Knit Craft in Winona. He also worked at Federal Mogul in Lake City. He left Federal Mogul in 2000 to hunt, travel and golf. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Survivors include his wife; his adoptive parents, Ron and Darlene Goergen of Elgin; his birth mother, Arlene (Meier) Martin of Onalaska, Wis.; a daughter, Nicole Goergen, of Elgin; two sons, Hunter Goergen and Tanner Goergen, both of Elgin; four sisters, Debbie (Bruce) Shones of Millville, Cathy (Paul) Olson of Holmen, Wis., Ann (Kevin) Hatlestad of Chanhassen, Minn., Debbie Woodlift of La Crosse; and three brothers, Tim (Nancy) Goergen of Dover, Michael (Beth) Martin of Madison, Wis., and Steven (Dawn) Martin of La Crosse.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Schad &; Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview and at the church one hour before the service Tuesday.

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