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Catherine Goggin

November 22, 1919 — May 29, 2017

Catherine Goggin, 97, Wahpeton, ND passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton, ND. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, June 1, at 10:30 AM at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton, ND with Rev. Dale Lagodinski officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 7 PM with a prayer vigil at 7 PM at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. There with also be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday with a Christian Mother's Rosary at 9:30 AM. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Fairmount, ND. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Catherine Vivian Campbell was born on November 22, 1919 on a farm near Fairmount, ND in DeVillo Township to Edward and Kathryn (O'Keefe) Campbell. When Catherine's mother died in August of 1922 she and her sister, Mary, were sent to live at her maternal grandparent's home, James and Catherine O'Keefe. Her younger sister, Louise, went with their father, Edward, to live at their paternal grandparent's home in Illinois, not to be reunited until a visit in 1934. Catherine attended country schools and graduated from Fairmount High School in 1937.

Catherine was united in marriage to Jens Bertlesen on November 6, 1939. They had one daughter, Joan. Catherine worked at Von's Grocery, Bostrom's Store, and Clarence George's Drug Store. The family moved to Wahpeton, ND in 1963, where Catherine worked at the Red River Valley Clinic as a Nurse's Assistant until she retired on January 1, 1982. Jens passed away on January 18, 1965.

On October 22, 1971, Catherine was united in marriage to Patrick Goggin. They liked to travel and had a great life together until his death on October 29, 1994. She continued to live in their apartment until she became a resident of the Leach Home in 2013. In October of 2016, she became a resident of St. Catherine's Living Center.

Catherine enjoyed baking and cooking, doing crossword puzzles, crocheting, and embroidering but most loved when her family would come for visits.

Catherine is survived by her daughter, Joan (Lambert) Meyer, Otter Tail Lake, MN; her grandchildren, Kris (Phil) Glogoza, Fargo, ND, Russ (Beth) Meyer, Fargo, ND, Jeff Meyer, Berthoud, CO; her great-grandchildren, Drew (Margo) Glogoza, Matthew (Audrey Benson) Glogoza, Ben Glogoza, Emma Glogoza, Dillon Meyer, and Allyson Meyer; a great-great-grandchild expected in October; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Kathryn Campbell, her first husband, Jens Bertlesen, her second husband, Patrick Goggin, her sisters, Mary Theede, and Louise Zuber.

Catherine's Memorial Folder


Vertin-Munson Funeral Home
224 6th Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


St. John's Catholic Church
115 2nd Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Thursday, June 1, 2017
10:30 AM


Calvary Cemetery-Fairmount
North of Fairmount
Fairmount, ND 58030

Thursday, June 1, 2017
1:15 PM

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