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.

Who we are:

Kevin & Annette Smith (Funeral Director and CEO)

Contact: Kevin@goettschonline.com


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 the Office Manager for the funeral home. Our daughter Jillian is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she majored in PreMed and Biology.

Randy Dettbarn (Funeral Assistant and Pre-Need Counselor)

Contact: Randy@goettschonline.com

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.

Mikinzie Smith  (Office Manager)

Contact: Mikinzie@goettschonline.com

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. 

Jim VonBehren  (Funeral Assistant)

Jim started working for us while he was still in high school. We appreciate his continued service and dedication to our families.

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/Office Assistant)

Barbara lives in Anamosa with her husband Bill.  She regularly assists at funerals and makes all of our families feel comfortable.

Michaela Fortman (Office Assistant)

Michaela is a nursing student at Kirkwood Community College.  Michaela assists Mikinzie with daily office functions and also assists with funerals.  She is engaged to Jason Williams and the couple resides here in Monticello.

Leonard Dirks (Maintenance)

Leonard helps to maintain the vehicles and grounds here at Goettsch's.