On March 10, Gordon W. Goettsch Sr. will celebrate his 90th birthday. On March 13, Gordon and Arlene (Moore) Goettsch will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married March 13, 1947, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Davenport.
Mr. Goettsch farmed in rural Long Grove. Mrs. Goettsch was employed at Adel Wholesalers, Bettendorf.
They are the parents of Sonny (Jan) Goettsch of Long Grove, Angie Scott of Durant, and Don (Missy) Goettsch, LeClaire.
Their grandchildren are Jason (Tara) Goettsch, Heather (Brian) Danner, Erik (Brandy) Goettsch, Jarrad (Jenny) Scott, Holly (Billy) Gardner, and Natalie (Mark) Carran. They also have nine great-grandchildren.