Tamara Kay Goertz

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January 26, 1967 ~ September 16, 2022

Tamara K. Goertz, 55, Brandon, died Friday, September 16, 2022, at Ava’s House, surrounded by her family.

Visitation with family will begin at 1pm, Thursday, September 22, 2022.  Memorial Services will begin at 2:30pm, at Heartland Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, at a later date.

The service live stream is accessible by the following link: https://youtu.be/vKaHGA-xeDc

Tammy Kay Reiners was born January 26, 1967, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Terry and Joyce (Whiteman) Reiners. She attended Sioux Falls Schools and graduated from Washington High School in 1984.

On August 4, 1984, she married Scott Goertz. They raised two children, Sara and Luke, in Brandon, SD.

Tammy worked various jobs from in-home daycare, special education aide, and customer service manager.

Tammy enjoyed spending time with her family, doing yard work when she was able, and really enjoyed watching Luke in taekwondo. Tammy, herself, enjoyed taekwondo, where she earned a yellow belt.

Grateful for having shared her life are her ex-husband, Scott Goertz, Baltic; daughter, Sara Goertz (Nate), Brandon; son, Luke Goertz, Brandon; brother, Terrill (Nicole) Reiners, Belfaire, WA; sister, Jenni (Chris) Ludens, Chancellor; one grand-dog, Manny; three step-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews; and one great niece.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Terry and Joyce; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Florence and Jack.

Tammy’s family would also like to thank Asera Care Hospice, Sanford Hospice Cottage, and Ava’s House for their extraordinary care for her. We will forever be grateful.

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  • Laurie Goertz says:

    My heart breaks for you during this difficult time. May God’s peace and love comfort you through the pain you’re feeling right now. I also pray he helps you recover and heal, in time, from this heartbreaking loss.

    Love, Mark and Laurie

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