Charles Goen

Alton | Tuesday, September 13 2022 |

Charles Elmer Goen, 87, passed away peacefully at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at his home in Alton.  Born July 9, 1935, in Wood River, he was the son of Elmer C. and Lucille (Webster) Goen.  Mr. Goen served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a loyal member of Knights of Columbus, Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion, and VFW Post 1308.  He retired as a machinist for American Steel and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.  His wife Nancy Goen preceded him in death on May 20, 2017.  Surviving is a daughter, Denise Sugent (Joseph) of Alton, two sons, David Goen of Alton and Dennis Goen (Kay) of Fieldon, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Derrick Goen, and two sisters, Angela Goen and Joan Goen.  Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.  Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alton.  Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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