A celebration of Life will be held for Mike Goertz at the Corbett Community Church on Saturday, May 14 2022, at 1:00pm. Mike was taken home to be with his Lord, Sunday April 24th, with his family by his side. Born in Salem, Oregon, to Ruth and Elmer Goertz, Mike grew up amongst the Christian fellowship of the greater Corbett community. It was here he made his home with his wife Barbara, and daughters Aimee and Holly. After earning his Masters in Speech Communication and Theater of Arts degree, Mike’s 34-year teaching career was shared between Lake Oswego Junior High, Lakeridge and Sam Barlow High Schools. Mike’s life-long thirst for knowledge and quest for understanding was supported, discussed and actively debated with his loved younger brothers Jack, GD and Peter. His questions will linger in our minds. Mike will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Suggested donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the following;
Birch Community Services, Inc., 17780 NE San Rafael St., Portland, Or 97230;
Eagle Fern Camp, 37700 SE Camp Rd., Estacada, Or 97023;
Young Life, P.O. Box 5184, Harlan, IA 51593-0684 (Please designate Gresham Barlow, OR248 on your donation Online greshambarlow.younglife.org)