Jack Goetze died July 27. He was 87.
Mr. Goetze was born June 19, 1926, in Portland to Eva and Gerhard Goetze. He attended Kennedy Elementary, Jefferson High School and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Portland in 1947. In the 1990s, he was president of the Oregon Independent College Foundation, which raises money for Oregon's private colleges. That position followed 50 years in banking, starting with the bank then known as the 1st National Bank of Portland in 1944. The bank eventually became part of Wells Fargo. He held many positions with the bank, becoming a vice president in 1969. In 1974, he was recruited to be president and CEO of Oregon Mutual Savings Bank, becoming chairman in 1975. From 1995-98, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle asked him to lead the Citizens Savings & Loan in Salem.
He married Stacia Robinson in 1949. She died in 1987. In 1988, he married Nancy Cook.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Bradley, and brother, Floyd. He is survived by his wife Nancy; children, Webb, Beaverton; Vicki Kelly, Beaverton; Jason, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; and Sandra Breuer, Linda Williams and Dick Cook, Portland; brother, Earl, Sunnyvale, Calif.; sisters, June Quincy, Red Bluff, Calif., and Janet Goetze Sanderson, Portland; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at St. Thomas More Church. Memorial donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs, New Avenues for Youth or Tucker-Maxon Oral School.