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IN MEMORY OF Wayne Lorenze Goering

June 11, 2014

Wayne Lorenze Goering 
Wayne Lorenze Goering
Funeral services were held at Faith Lutheran Church in Avoca, MN on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dawn Quame and Rev. Ted Kunze officiating. 
1944 - Wayne Lorenze Goering - 2014

Wayne Goering was born on November 15, 1944 in Slayton, Minnesota to Lorenze and Helen Miller Goering. He grew up on the family farm near Avoca, Minnesota and graduated from Slayton High School in 1962.  Wayne started farming at the age of 11 and rented his first farm at the age of 17. On November 24, 1967 he and LaVonne Brunsting were married in Luverne, Minnesota. On May 13, 1968 Wayne enlisted in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge on October 26, 1971 he returned to the farm near Avoca. Wayne farmed the family farm until 2008 when he retired due to health reasons. Wayne and LaVonne enjoyed spending their winters in Texas for many years. Wayne passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at his home near Avoca surrounded by his family at the age of 69. He was a lifetime member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Avoca where he served on the church council. He was a member of the Avoca American Legion Post.  Wayne served on the Lime Lake Township Board and the Avoca Elevator Board for many years. Wayne enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, hunting, camping and traveling. 

Survivors include his wife LaVonne Goering, Avoca, MN; three daughters: Paulette Goering, Aurora, CO, Amy Fry and her husband Fields, Garretson, SD and Christine Pickard and her husband Kurt, Wentworth, SD; six grandchildren: Geraldine, Joy and Wyatt Fry and Conrad, Johanna and Alexis Pickard; one sister Cynthia Flynn and her husband Mike, Palo Alto, CA; one brother LeRoy Goering and Kathryn Johnson, San Diego, CA and his mother-in-law Elvina Brunsting, Fulda, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law Vernon Brunsting and one sister-in-law Linda Goering. 

Funeral services were held at Faith Lutheran Church in Avoca, MN on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dawn Quame and Rev. Ted Kunze officiating. The organist was Sherri Isder with special music by Leon Kruse. The pallbearers were Travis Pierson, Mark Goering, Bill Neilson, Dave Clarke, Matt Flynn, Doug Pierson and Walter Pick. Interment is at Faith Lutheran Cemetery in Avoca, MN.  Military honors accorded by the Avoca American Legion Post, the Fulda American Legion Post and the Fulda VFW Post.  To view online obituary and send condolences visit

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