Gerald "Jerry" Goedtel 1941–2020 Richfield —Gerald Goedtel, age 79, of Richfield and formerly of Faribault died on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital. Graveside services and military rites will held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis on Friday, December 18, 2020. Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault. Gerald, the son of Harvey and Rosemary (Pavek) Goedtel was born on September 6, 1941 in Faribault. He attended Faribault Senior High School and served in the U. S. Marine Corps. Jerry was a radio broadcaster and a salesperson. He enjoyed dressing up as Santa Claus for family Christmas gatherings, playing cards with family and friends and he could always be seen holding a cup of coffee. Gerald is survived by his sister in law, Rosemary Goedtel; nephew, Sean (and Jordan) Goedtel; cousins, Steven Goedtel, Larry (and Jane) Goedtel, Susan (and Ed) (Goedtel) Stock and Cindy (and Jim) (Pavek) VanZuilen; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Rosemary; one brother, John Goedtel; and cousins, Bill Goedtel and Greg Pavek. Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for information and guestbook.
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