Thomas Wayne Goettel
Tawas City, Michigan
June 14, 1955 - March 28, 2021
Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family and close friends will celebrate Tom's life with a memorial service which is planned for Sunday, June 13, 2021.
Thomas Wayne Goettel, of Tawas City, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, age 65 years. Tom was born on June 14, 1955 in Flint, Michigan to Thomas A. and Patricia A. (Franklin) Goettel. He earned his ASE Certified Master Mechanic license and worked many years as a Master Chrysler Repair Technician in the Tawas Area. Tom was privileged with the opportunity to become self-employed and he started his own towing and service company, which he named Bay Service and Towing. Tom will be remembered as a devout Christian man who truly would help anyone who needed a hand. For over 20 years, Tom, who was also known as the "Tow Guy", operated Bay Service and Towing in Iosco County and helped an enormous amount of people when they needed it most. Tom was an avid whitetail deer hunter and gun collector. He became a skilled marksman and would compete competitively in shooting competitions. Tom was a life time member of the NRA, and a 40 plus year member of the Lake Huron Community Church. He loved his church family and enjoyed volunteering any time he could give for the better of the church with various projects, maintenance repairs or just simple upkeep tasks. Tom's smile, his sense of humor, and his huge Christian heart will be forever cherished and remembered in love. Tom is survived by his wife and best friend, Pamela "Pammy Su" Goettel of Tawas City. The couple were married on December 31, 1973 in their family home in Flint and have celebrated 47 beautiful years of marriage! Tom is also survived by his 2 children, Sunnye Lynne (Randy) Bakker of Grand Junction, and Thomas Arthur (Courtney) Goettel II of Iowa; 3 grandchildren, Katye, Timmy (Tabitha), and Brianna Grace; 1 great grandson, Michael Thomas Nikao Bakker; 1 brother, Todd Goettel of Florida; 1 niece, Trish (Nito) and their 3 children; and his cousins, Susie, Jimmy, Melissa, Dawn, Media, and Allen; and many special friends. Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. and Patricia A. Goettel; 1 sister, Stephanie Goettel; and 1 brother, Timothy Goettel. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family and close friends will celebrate Tom's life with a memorial service which is planned for Sunday, June 13, 2021. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to make a contribution to the Iosco County Animal Shelter in Tom's name. An online guest registry is available to leave a message of love and support for Tom's family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to make a contribution to the Iosco County Animal Shelter in Tom's name.