Gerald Dean Goetsch
April 6, 1923 - January 14, 2021
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Gerald D. Goetsch, DVM West Lafayette-Dr. Gerald D. Goetsch, age 97, died peacefully of natural causes on January 14, 2021 at Westminster Village Health Care, West Lafayette, Indiana. He was born to Herman G. Goetsch and Myrtle E. Goetsch on April 6, 1923 on a farm in Colby, Kansas. He graduated from Sabetha High School…

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Gordon Coppoc left a message on January 23, 2021:
Dr. Gerald (Gerry) Goetsch was a great, kind, man who was the founding head of the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology and the man who played a major role in developing Lynn Hall. I owe much of my career success to him as he was the man who had faith that I would be successful as a faculty member at Purdue. He hired me as an assistant professor in August 1971. He supported my career until he retired as head of VPH as the Department was known. We were both products of Western Kansas! We continued to see him occasionally after he retired completely and know that he was well respected and liked as he lived in Westminster Village. He was a good man to whom I am greatly indebted. Thank you, Gerry. Gordon (and Harriet) Coppoc.
Gordon Coppoc left a message on January 23, 2021:
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Dr. Kay Boyd left a message on January 21, 2021:
My deepest sympathies to your family at the loss of your father. Dr. Goetsch was one of my professors and will be remembered for his kind and respectful demeanor as he taught us fledgling veterinary students.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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