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David Goering, 82

David Anthony Goering, 82, Crookston, died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Riverview Health, Crookston, surrounded by his loving family.

David was born August 27, 1931 at Brandon, son of Jacob and Hortulana (Kracher) Goering. He grew up and was educated at Brandon. He was united in marriage with Shirley Felling on April 18, 1955 at Elrosa. They made their home in Alexandria and Cold Spring, before moving to Crookston in 1963.

He worked for the Great Northern Railroad (now BNSF) for 50 years, working on buildings and bridges or B&B. David enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, canoeing and camping near Brandon. He also enjoyed turtle hunting. He loved spending time with his family. He was an honorary member of the Brandon Knights of Columbus (memorials are preferred to the KCs Council #1995).

David is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Brenda (Al) Hagemeier of Fargo, ND, Roberta (Roger) Valley of Red Lake Falls, David (Kelly) Goering Jr. of Plymouth, Charles (Kim) Goering of Crookston, Donald Goering of Grand Forks, ND, Craig (Kristy) Goering of Grand Forks, ND, Duane (Alice) Goering of Peyton, CO, Edward (Doris) Goering of Colorado Springs, CO and Tracy (Jeff) Musolf of Shawnee, KS; 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, James (Gina) Goering of Crystal, Cyrilla Brixius of St. Cloud, Lanie Van Sloun of Minneapolis, Edward (Kay) Goering of St. Cloud, Daniel (Lorelie) Goering in Lexington, SC, Chris (Dennis) Korkowski of Cold Spring, and Rebecca (Wayne) Chounard of Cold Spring; and sister-in-law, Marita Goering of St. Cloud.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Hortulana Goering; sisters, Johanna Lambertz and Charlotte Goering; and brothers, Charles Goering and Cloud Goering.

Davids funeral service will be held Thursday, November 14 at 2 p.m. at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Crookston.

Visitation is at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Wednesday, November 13 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and also at the church one hour before the service on Thursday.

Arrangements are with Stenshoel Houske Funeral Home; online registry at