In loving memory of

Harley Goede
January 9, 1924 - April 14, 2019

Harley Ferdinand Goede, 95 of Houston, died Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Valley View Healthcare and Rehab.
Harley was born January 9, 1924 on the family farm near Houston on South Ridge to Ferdinand and Minnie (Selke) Goede. He attended Loretta School on South Ridge, graduating from the Houston County 8th grade. On February 21, 1947, Harley married Violet Wilson in Houston. The couple farmed in the South Ridge area for 42 years, retiring in 1989. Harley took pride in raising crops, Shorthorn beef cattle, and hogs. Following retirement, he took a job at Valley High Golf Course near Houston and he and Violet found a new love of golf. He enjoyed reading, cooking and gardening - taking great pride in his strawberries and beautiful flowers. Harley was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church. Over the years, he served on the church council, sang in the choir, counted the weekly offering, and volunteered countless hours in the construction of the church.
He is survived by two children, Sharon Goede-Hass of Houston, MN and Robert Goede of Minneapolis, MN; two grandchildren, Sonia (Michael) Tendrich of Lakeville, MN and Karl Hass of Minneapolis, MN; two great-grandchildren, Lauryn and Megan Tendrich and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet in 2014; his parents and three sisters, Adeline Witt, Wilma Meyers and Fern Tracy.
A Celebration of Harley's life will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church with the Reverend Linda McPeak officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Stone Church Cemetery. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - Houston is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Michael, Jay, and Caroline Stevermer wrote on Apr 16, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Michael, Caroline, and Jay Stevermer"

RRMC wrote on Apr 16, 2019:

"All of us at Root River Market will miss Harley. He was always so kind when he shopped. Always had a laugh too. RRM staff."