Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


November 8, 2012

Marlin Goemaat

Knoxville —  

Memorial services for Marlin Goemaat of Knoxville were held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Riverside Church with Jeff Comstock officiating.  Musical selections of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Whipping Post” were shared. 

Marlin Dwain Goemaat was born April 1, 1953, in Knoxville, the son of Leonard Goemaat, Jr. and Marjorie (Hyer) Goemaat.

Marlin earned his L.P.N. degree from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa.  As a young man he spent summer months in Canada and winter months in Knoxville.  On March 1, 1975, he was united in marriage to Pamela Brees they were later reunited in marriage on June 20, 2012.  For most of his life, Marlin was a forklift operator at Firestone Tire & Rubber in Des Moines.  He was forced to retire due to disability in 2011.

Marlin passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his residence at the age of 59 years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjory Maas; grandparents, Clarence & Bethany Hyer and Leonard and Pearl Goemaat and Charlie Hyer, and his brothers, Nathan and Harold Dale McCombs.

Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Pamela and step-son, Christopher Brees both of Knoxville; two grandchildren:  Ryan Davis and Dillion Hartley; two great-grandchildren:  Harley Davis and Hunter Davis; siblings:  Larry Goemaat of Iowa City, Milo (Cindy) McCombs of Lovilia, Wendell McCombs of Oskaloosa, Michelle Sandeski of Canada and Sandy McCombs of Knoxville; his father, Leonard, Jr. of Lovilia and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Online condolences may be left at


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