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Local Clothier J. H. Goetz Taken By Death

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J. Herman Goetz, 85, a life long Ann Arbor resident and a clothier here for more than 50 years, died Sunday morning at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after a month's illness. His home was at 1300 Iroquois.
He was born Aug. 11, 1879, in Ann Arbor, a son of John and Dorothea Henne Goetz. On June 27, 1906, he married Olga Bessinger of Ann Arbor. She survives.
As a boy, Mr. Goetz worked in his father's grocery store which was closed after his father's death. He later was a bookkeeper in a bakery owned by the late Saul Heusel until he became employed by the clothing firm of Lindenschmidt and Apfel & Co., 209 S. Main St. when he bought an interest in the store and formed a partnership with the late George Haarer, the store became known as Haarer and Goetz. When Mr. Goetz retired he sold his interest to Mr. Haarer.
Mr. Goetz was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Chirst; a member and past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge; a life member of Golden Rule Masonic Lodge No. 159, F&AM; a past high priest of Washtenaw Chapter No. 6, R&AM; a member of Ann Arbor Council No. 86, RGSM, and a past eminent commander of Ann ARbor Commandry No. 13, Knights Templar.
He also was a life member of Zal Gaz Grotto; and a member and past patron of the Order of Eastern Star, No. 122.
Surviving in addition to his wife and two sons, Ward B., co-owner of Stein and Geotz Sporting Goods store, and Marwood H. of Tucson, Ariz.; and a grandson, John H. of Ann Arbor.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Muehlig Chapel. The Rev. Ernest R. Klaudt will officiate. Burial will be made in Forest HIll Cememtery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Church Building Fund. Friends may call at the chapel.