Richard Goers

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Richard Lee “Dick” Goers, 86, of Swansea, IL, born October 27, 1931, in Clinton, IA, died Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL, with his family by his side.

Mr. Goers worked for Illinois American Water Company, where he retired as the business manager in 1994.  He was an active member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.  He enjoyed sports and was an avid St. Louis Blues hockey fan. Dick was a former Little League baseball and recreational basketball coach and loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.  Richard was a U. S. Army Korean War veteran.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Nina, nee Lund, Goers; and three brothers, Lyle Goers, Harold (Doris) Goers, and Howard (Mary Thomas) Goers.

Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Carole, nee Juehring, Goers, whom he married on October 14, 1956; his children, Debra (Brian) Johnson of Clinton, IA,  Lynn Glass of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and Scott (Colleen) Goers of Wildwood, MO; seven grandchildren, Cari (David) Fromm, Sarah (Mary) Conroy, Claire Johnson, Ashley (Mark) Hanson, Jacob (Kathryn) Glass, and Zachary and Nicholas Goers;
and nine great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Brooklyn, Jacksyn, George, and Griffyn Fromm, Helen and Richard Glass, Harper and Vera Hanson, and Baby Boy Conroy, due in November.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, to Heartland Hospice, or to Camp Courageous, 12007 190th Street, Monticello, IA 52310.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, with Rev. Herbert Schafale officiating.

Burial will be in Lowden, IA, at a later date.


6 Comments on Richard Goers

Jean and Ed Hupfer said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2018 at 7:47 PM

Our deepest condolences to Carole and family.

  • Clinton
  • IA
Jean and Ed Hupfer said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2018 at 7:45 PM

Hello Carole and family! We were sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Evern though we don't see each other much we value your friendship. Deb usually keeps us up on your family but we haven't seen her for a while. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Clinton
  • IA
Dianne Shaff said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2018 at 6:11 PM

My deepest sympathy for your family ??

  • Clinton
  • IA
Richard Binder said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Scott, Portia and I are so sorry to read of your father’s death. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. I remember your dad from the Belle Valley days and St. Paul church. He was a fine man. May your memories of earlier times be a comfort to you at this time. Portia and Rich Binder

  • Smithton
  • IL
Elayne Grossberg said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 2:54 AM

My heart goes out to you all at the loss of a wonderful man. Though his presence is gone may you find joy in your memories.

  • Wildwood
  • Mo
Keith Jackson said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 2:08 AM

Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Keith and Shirleen Jackson

  • Bryant
  • IA

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