John Ernest Goettge, 84, of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Park Village Care Center in Dover. 

He was born in Dover on September 4, 1934 to the late John Crawford and Margaret (Cole) Goettge.  He was a US Army veteran and retired from the Eaton Corporation in Massillon.  He attended the Barrs Mills Church of God and enjoyed meeting people and spreading the Word of God.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dixie Weber; his two children, Randy (Camilla) Goettge of Virginia and Kim (Roger) Yoder of Kidron; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and his sister, Gloria (Jim) Clum of Mississippi. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Goettge.

Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Barrs Mills Church of God with Rev. Gary Swogger officiating.  Burial will follow in the Dundee Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 9-11 AM at the Church prior to services.  Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek is handling arrangements.