David Goeden

Obituary of David F. Goeden


David Goeden, age 64, of Yankton, SD died unexpectedly, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his home.  Private family memorial services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Onsite Crematory, Yankton, SD with Rev. Jeff Otterman officiating.  Burial of his cremated remains will be in the Yankton Cemetery, Yankton, SD.  Live streaming of David’s service may be found at: https://www.facebook.com/opsahlkostel/live.  Private family visitations will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On line condolences may be sent at: www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com.  Honorary pallbearers will be all his nieces and nephews, James Stock and friends.


David was born on August 11, 1955 in Yankton, CA to Ignatius and Laura (Christensen) Goeden.  David overcame many hurdles that life dealt him.  David graduated from Yankton High School and Mitchell Vo-Tech for welding.  David worked along side with his dad, Igs and brother, Lee at the blacksmith shop for 20 plus years.  He was proud of his work and we found the hammer he made at his apartment which will be on display at the funeral home.  He was most proud of his daughter, Amber and grandchildren. 


David is survived by his daughter, Amber Martin; 2 grandsons, Jonathon Salinas and Andrew Martin; 1 granddaughter, Ambrosia Horton; all of Austin, Minnesota; Amber’s mother, Jackie Bina of Yankton, SD; siblings, Cynthia Vollmer, Lee (Anna) Goeden, Bernadette (Dave) Hacecky, Michelle Olszewski and Michael (Layanna) Goeden; 2 aunts, Ethel Goeden and Odelia Ellis and many nieces and nephews.


Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Ignatius and Laura Goeden; 1 brother, Larry; 1 sister, Lorelei Hodges; 2 nephews, Bret Hacecky and Aaron Johnson; both maternal and paternal grandparents. 

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