Marcia Ann Dorr was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Cherokee, the daughter of Robert John and Mona (Leonard) Dorr. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus, and later confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, where she lived and attended school.
Marcia later earned her licensed practical nurse certificate. She began her nursing career at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. In later years, Marcia worked at The Abbey of Le Mars and the Pride Group.
On Aug. 16, 1975, Marcia married Robert Goettsch at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. They made their home in Le Mars for many years until Robert died Dec. 11, 1991. Marcia married Terry Kloster on July 7, 1996, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Terry died on July 9, 1999.
Marcia was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars.
She enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, bowling, dancing and trips to the Black Hills. She liked to knit and crochet as well as watching birds, solving crossword puzzles and spending time with friends.
Most important to Marcia was the time she spent with her family and following the activities of her grandchildren.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children and their families, Donald (Rhonda) Handy, of Aurelia, and Nick (Ila) Handy and son, Kai, and Chris Handy; Scott (Roxanne) Handy, of Hinton, and sons B.J. and Justin; Jill (Bruce) Peters, of Sloan, and Eric (Kyla) Peters, Alyssa, Dustyn, Cali and Eli, Chad (Kourtney Rieken) Peters and sons, Boston and Braylon; Brett (Tara) Handy, of Norfolk, Neb., and daughters, Taylynn and Kaitlin; step-children and their families, Gloria Goettsch, Barb (Mike) Mathis, Holly (Preston) Mathis, Bobby Goettsch, all of Bakersfield, Calif., Randy Goettsch, of Ashton, Linda (Larry Johnson) Bleich, of Humboldt, and Jeremy Bleich, Rusty Goettsch of Bakersfield, Calif., Michael and Jacob Goettsch; a brother, Robert (Phyllis) Dorr, of Tinley Park, Ill.; a sister, Marilee (Harold) Peterson of Aurelia; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mona Dorr; husbands Robert Goettsch and Terry Kloster; a six-year-old sister, M. JoAnn Dorr; and a sister-in-law Elaine Dorr.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel and The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service set for 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Saturday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com