He was born on July 5, 1957 to Johnny and Donna (Blackburn) Goertzen in York. He was baptized on July 28, 1963 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Snyder and later confirmed on May 21, 1972 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, York. He was a 1975 graduate of York High School. Kirk was united in marriage to Sharon Roehrs on April 23, 1977 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. This union was blessed with the birth of three children, two sons, and one daughter.
He worked at the following places during his adult life: York State Bank in York, First Federal Savings and Loan in Aurora, Farmers State Bank, later Pinnacle Bank in Aurora, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Northwestern Mutual in York.
Kirk was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Rural Hampton, and faithfully served on the Church Council for many years. He served on the Board of Education for 3 years, as Treasurer for 9 years, on the Board of Elders for 5 years, and he currently was the Head Elder for 2018. Kirk also served as the Treasurer for the Nebraska Lutherans for Life for many years, and was the current treasurer for this organization that meant so much to him. He also served on the Hampton Village Board for 13 years, only recently resigning from his duty due to health problems.
Kirks pride and joy were his seven beautiful grandchildren. He loved going camping with them, sitting on the floor building Legos and putting puzzles together with them. He loved going to all their school activities and programs. He especially loved listening to them sing praises to Jesus!
Kirk and Sharon loved going camping and working in their campground south of Zion Lutheran Church, especially being out there with all the wildlife and seeing Zion’s beautiful church up high on Zion’s hill.
Kirk had a unique ability to visit with anyone anywhere. He never had a problem starting a conversation with anyone and greeted everyone with a welcoming smile. He especially loved to share with everyone, his great love for his Savior.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Goertzen of Hampton; sons, Adam (Amanda) Goertzen of Hampton and Scott Goertzen of Hampton; daughter, Michelle (Kellen) Meyer of Seward. Grandchildren, Samantha, Andrew, Nathan and Jeremiah Goertzen of Hampton, Kinslee, Emalyn and Reese Meyer of Seward, with one Meyer grandchild expected this summer.
Kirk is also survived by his parents Johnny (Donna) Goertzen of Aurora; brothers, Matt and Craig Goertzen both of Aurora, Troy Goertzen of York, Chad (Kira) Goertzen of Lincoln and George Goertzen of Aurora; sister, Crystal Goertzen of Grand Island; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Abraham (Minnie) Goertzen and Everett (Doris) Blackburn.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church north of Hampton. Interment will follow at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, at Zion Lutheran Church, Hampton. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, or to the family for later designation.
Metz Mortuary, York is handling arrangements.