Karla L. (Goetting) Marburger

Karla L. (Goetting) Marburger

June 23, 1962- August 11, 2023

Karla L (Goetting) Marburger passed peacefully at Echo Hills Memory Care in LaVista. Early Onset Dementia ravaged her life. Karla was a thirty-year employee of Union Pacific Railroad. Karla’s friendly smile made her a good friend and confident of many. Karla’s thorough knowledge of the Bible, music, alto voice, food taste, big computers, lust to travel the world and goal to know the answer to any question her father ask before he ask the question kept Karla busy.  Karla claimed she was a genetic Missouri Tiger fan since her mother worked in the Missouri Tiger Athletic Office while she was pregnant.

She is survived by her mother, Helen Nichols; stepmother, Linda Goetting; sister, Janice (Kevin) Kite; husband, John L. Marburger; stepchildren: Brett (Crystal) Marburger, Andrea Marburger, Erica (Mike) Valdez, Kent (Shana) Marburger; seven step grandchildren; many friends/relatives.

VISITATION: 5 to 7 pm, Thursday August 17, at the West Center Chapel. CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Friday, August 18, at 11:00 am at Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood Ave. INTERMENT:  Ashland, MO.

Memorials are suggested to Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68132 or Rejuvenating Women, PO Box 207 Boys Town, NE 68010.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Sabir Shakeel Posted August 14, 2023 8:01 pm

    I briefly worked with Karla for few years, a happy and fun loving person to be around with. May her soul rest in peace.

    To Karla’s family and friends, I’m so sorry for the loss you are going through, and I want to offer my sincere condolences. I hope that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Lisa Davis Posted August 14, 2023 8:33 pm

    I’m sorry very sorry for your lost.

  • Rita Pfingsten Posted August 15, 2023 6:36 am

    John. I was saddened to hear of Karla’s death. I pray your faith, the many good memories and the love of God, family and friends will bring you much peace and comfort. I always enjoyed the time I was able to spend with both of you. I won’t be able to make it to the memorial service, but please know you are held in thought and prayer. Rita

  • Dean Sheaffer Posted August 15, 2023 7:00 am

    Sorry for your loss

  • Manmeet Majhail Posted August 15, 2023 7:04 am

    John, I’m terribly sorry to hear about Karla’s passing away. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Losing someone you love is never easy, and I hope you and your family can find strength and support in one another as you navigate through your grief.

  • Raj Nayakwadi Posted August 15, 2023 7:29 am

    I was very saddened to hear the news. Karla was very fun, and she always used to share her vacation and trip plans. She was fun to be around and very nice person. My prayers and sincere condolences to Karla’s family. May her soul rest in peace.

  • Debbie Posted August 15, 2023 10:19 am

    John, Jan, and family Nothing I can say will ease your pain, but I am forever sorry for losing someone so special. Karla was an awesome person. Karla’s personality and sense of humor will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace.

  • Franklin & Carmen Stradal Posted August 15, 2023 10:47 am

    So sorry to hear of Karla passing what a delightful lady sure enjoyed her! May you know your in our thoughts & prayers💕 Lovingly Franklin & Carmen Stradal

  • Donna Mello Posted August 15, 2023 2:34 pm

    Karla was my dear friend since we met in the singles group at Harvester Christian Church. She was part of the Fab Five, five gals with varying ages and interest, that just developed a great friendship! I enjoyed going on a couple of cruises with her where I had to say “Shut Up Karla.” If you knew her, you knew that she talked a lot!! It was said with love! She was a very Punny person! I will miss her with my all my heart. My prayers are with John, Janice, and the rest of her family.

  • Chris and Michelle Bennett Posted August 17, 2023 6:31 am

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you all.

  • Jenny S Posted August 18, 2023 11:08 am

    So sorry for you loss John and family. Karla was a treasure to work with at UP and she will be missed.

  • Tammy Gibbs Posted August 22, 2023 12:40 pm

    I met Karla many years ago at Harvester Christian Church and loved her from the beginning. She had a big heart and made everyone around her feel special. I lost touch with her over the years, but she has always remained in my thoughts. Her loss on this earth will be mourned by many, and my condolences go out to her family and friends. You will be missed, but we all look forward to the day we will meet you again in Heaven!

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