December 12, 1926 - November 8, 2014


A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 15, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Aurea H. Goerger, 87, of St. Cloud, who died November 8, 2014. The Rev. Alfred Stangl will officiate. Burial will be at 2:00 PM in St. Mary’s Catholic Church parish cemetery, Melrose.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 AM on Saturday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home.

Aurea was born on December 10, 1926 in Melrose, to Paul and Beatha (Hoffman) Buttweiler. She married Philip Goerger on August 30, 1947 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. She lived in Melrose, and moved to St. Cloud in 1994. She was employed as an Activities Coordinator at Pine Villa Nursing Home in Melrose. Growing up along the banks of the Sauk River, Aurea was an avid swimmer and cherished time spent near the water. She enjoyed a good book and any chance to play a game of cards. She took every opportunity to spoil her grandchildren rotten. Aurea always looked forward to being surrounded by family and friends. She sought in small ways to make the world around her more beautiful. Her strength, resolve and love will endure through those who knew and loved her.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie #622 Auxiliary, honorary member of St. Stephen’s Mission Group, and a charter member of the Melrose American Legion Auxiliary.

Aurea is survived by: children Gary, Philip (Sue), Patty (Joseph) Mareck, Ruthie (Mark) Steen; son-in-law Michael Forslund; grandchildren: Michael and Philip Forslund, Sam and Ben Goerger, Matt and John Mareck, Sven and Mackenzie Steen; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters Lois Schanhaar, Shirley (Jim) Albers; brother Paul Buttweiler, sister-in-law Orty Buttweiler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Phil, daughter Mary Forslund, infant sons James and John, brother Gene Buttweiler and brother-in-law Bart Schanhaar.

The family would like to express their gratitude and thankfulness to the St. Benedict's Community for their faithful and compassionate care for Aurea.

Memorials are preferred.