About Goettsch Funeral Homes
First and foremost we are here to serve you today, tomorrow, 2 weeks from now, 2 months from now, and 2 years from now. You may call anytime, 24 hrs a day and you will talk to one of us, not an answering service or a machine, but ONE OF US.
Who we are:
Kevin & Annette Smith (Funeral Director and CEO)
We own Goettsch Funeral Home. I (Kevin) came to work for the Goettsch Brothers in October of 1974, and purchased the business from them in October of 1982. Annette is our CEO. We have two grown children. Our son Britt is Chief of Police in Monticello where he and his wife Mikinzie, and their son Austin live. Mikinzie is our Office Manager. Our daughter Jillian is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she majored in PreMed and Biology. She currently works at St. Lukes Hospital.
Jon Scranton (Funeral Director)
Jon Scranton is our Funeral Director living in Anamosa. Jon graduated from the Solon High School. He graduated from Upper Iowa in Fayette which he atttended on a football scholarship. Following service in the Marine Corp, Jon graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois. Jon and his wife Aimee have a daughter, Ava, and two sons, Austin, and Hudson.
Randy Dettbarn (Funeral Assistant and Pre-Need Counselor)
Randy helps keep our organization running as well as assisting with our preneed insurance program. Randy's wife is Toni and they have a daughter Ashley and a son Jason. Jason is married to Kelly Ries Dettbarn. They have a daughter, Lauren, and two sons, Kade and Owen.
Jim Von Behren, (Funeral Assistant)
Jim started working for us while he was still in high school. We appreciate his continued service and dedication to our families.
Mikinzie Smith - (Office Manager)
Mikinzie is married to our son Britt. (See Above) She comes to us with a background in finance and insurance. As office manager Mikinzie takes care of funeral service details/paperwork and manages the day to day operations of our business.
Michaela Fortman (Office Assistant)
Michaela is a Senior at the Monticello High School. She is studying Health Sciences at Kirkwood Community College as well. Michaela assists Mikinzie with daily office functions and also assists with funerals. Her future plans may include a profession in the Funeral Service Industry.
Donna Schneider (Monument Service)
Donna works with all our families on their monument needs. Donna makes all of the families she works with feel comfortable and satisfied with their monument selection. Donna and her husband Marvin live in Monticello.
Barbara Catlett (Funeral Assistant)
Barbara lives in Anamosa with her husband Bill. She regularly assists at funerals and makes all of our families feel comfortable.
Leonard Dirks (Maintenance) Leonard helps to maintain the vehicles and grounds here at Goettschs.