A Mass of Resurrection for Jack H. Goetze, a retired banker and community leader, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Jack died Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was 87.
He was born June 19, 1926, in Portland to Eva and Gerhard Goetze. He attended Kennedy Elementary, Jefferson High School and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Portland in 1947.
In the 1990s, he was president of the Oregon Independent College Foundation, which raises money for Oregon's private colleges. That position followed 50 years in banking, starting with the bank then known as the 1st National Bank of Portland in 1944, when he was still a college student. The bank eventually became part of Wells Fargo. He held many positions with the bank, becoming a vice president in 1969. In 1974, he was recruited to be president and CEO of Oregon Mutual Savings Bank, becoming chairman in 1975. From 1995-98, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle asked him to lead the Citizens Savings & Loan in Salem, during the national savings and loan crisis. In 1983, he was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by Concordia University for his professional and community services. His volunteer work included five decades with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, serving as a board president and as a trustee. He was an advisor for Junior Achievement and a fundraiser for New Avenues for Youth. From 1978 to 1984, he was board chairman of the Oregon Council on Economic Education, which trains teachers to teach financial literacy to K-12 students. In the 1970s, he was chairman of the Oregon Hill Burton Advisory Council, recommending federal funds for hospitals. In 1980, he was United Way of Columbia-Willamette's campaign chairman. He served on boards of the Emanuel Hospital Foundation, Tucker-Maxon Oral School, the Portland Chamber of Commerce, the Portland Golf Club and the Multnomah Athletic Club. He was a past-president of the University of Portland Alumni Association and a Rotary Club member.
Jack and Stacia Robinson married in 1949. She died in 1987. In 1988, he married Nancy Cook, who survives him. They traveled extensively in retirement years, visiting 50 countries.
The children include Webb of Beaverton; Vicki Kelly of Beaverton; Jason of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; and Sandra Breuer, Linda Williams and H. Dick Cook of Portland.
A son, Bradley, and brother, Floyd, preceded him in death.
Jack is also survived by brother, Earl, of Sunnyvale, California; sisters, June Quincy of Red Bluff, California, and Janet Goetze Sanderson of Portland; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the Boys and Girls Clubs, New Avenues for Youth or Tucker-Maxon Oral School.