Thomas Wayne Goettel

Tawas City, Michigan
June 14, 1955 - March 28, 2021

Services

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.

Obituary Notice

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.

Memorials

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.

Condolences

Great man loved hearing the hunting stories, and the crabby people he had to rescue at times. May he rest in peace. Blessings to Pam and the family
— Loretta King
My sincere sympathy to Pam, Sunnye and Tommy and the extended family. I have some fun and funny memories of Tom.
— Nancy Moffatt
HUGS..So sorry he left so quickly.My heart goes out to the family,I love you all
— Phyllis A Curry
So sorry for your loss. He was awesome, he will be missed. You guys have been forever in our hearts and have missed both your smiles. May God guide you through all of this. Love always Linda, Rick, Casey Lauren and the rest of our family🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Linda Hill
So very sorry for your loss Pam, & family! May the peace that passes all understanding be with you all!! God bless you now & forever Pam!
— Gayle Ryan
Our love and prayers are with you all. Have many great memories of Tom that we will hold dear. May God's presence be near you in the days to come.
— Ned & Kathy Moffit
my deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family...R.I.P. Tom
— Frank Mahon
I am so sorry for your loss! If there was anyone who made an impact in my life it was the Goettel family. Tom led his family in the Word and I was fortunate enough to be a part of their family for a summer as a teenager and watch it being lived out. Tom and Pam will always be my “spiritual parents” and I am forever grateful. Rest In Peace Tom!
— Jocelenn Graff Griffore
MY HEART IS BROKEN TOM WILL BE MISSED AT THE CRAFT SHOWS. MAY GOD HOLD YOU ALL IN HIS ARMS. KNOW THAT IAM HERE FOR YOU PAM.💔🙏🎚LOVE WILMA MAYNARD
— Wilma (LACY) Maynard
The nicest Person I met since moving up here in 1998 ! Very friendly Guy! We hit it off right away ... Became friends from Towing jobs he did for me ,he was a Pro at His Job! He was a Big Man with a Bigger Heart then He ! He was always very helpful always ... Geez why do the good People leave us so soon? ! God Bless You Sir ... Thank You for Your Spirit and Happy attitude You always had! You made everyone a better person and treated everyone as a true friend ! Rest easy now You have deserved your seat with God! My Respect to His Family... An Angel has gained His Wings !
— Lloyd Bieszk
So very sorry for your loss Pam and family!
— Sue Warr
R I P ........ TOM
— Bob
Wonderful, kind Man. Sincere condolences to his family and everyone who was blessed to know him. Bob and Kathy Romeo
— Kathy Romeo
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have not seen him in over 40 years but he was always a great guy. I met his sister when they moved from Flint to Durand. My condolences to the Family. May you find comfort in your cherished Love and Memories. R.I.P. Tom
— Sisan Lewis
I’m so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you.
— Eric Abbott

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