Ronald J. Goracke

Ronald J. Goracke

October 1, 1950 – October 3, 2020


Preceded in death by father, Albert and brother, Jim.  Survived by wife, Margie; sons: Brian Goracke (Susan), Travis Bangert (Kylie), and Sean Bangert (Theresa); grandchildren: Jack, Jane and Kate Goracke, Aidan, Brecken, Blakely, Max, Harrison and Wesley Bangert; mother, Lavina Goracke; sisters and brother: Lynne Houtz (Steve), Vinie Hansen (Bruce), John Goracke (Teresa), and Valena Goracke; many nieces, nephews and other family members.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Friday, October 9th, 7pm, at the West Center Chapel with VISITATION from 5pm to 7pm.  Memorials are suggested to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands.

To view a live broadcast of the Celebration of Life Service, please go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.




  • Liliana L. Swan Posted October 4, 2020 7:17 pm

    The Goracke family is the most loving and beautiful I have ever known. My hope is that you will all pull together and help each other to remain strong through this shocking and terribly painful time.

  • Matt & Aubyn Fowler Posted October 5, 2020 7:29 am

    Brian and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. We wish you Peace and happy memories of the man who will be missed by so many.

  • Jan & Dan Baltrusaitis Posted October 5, 2020 10:36 am

    Brian and Goracke Family, Dan and I are so very sorry for this untimely loss of your Dad. We wish you strength throughout this difficult time. Ron will be missed and remembered by many lives he touched.

  • Bob Eaton Posted October 5, 2020 6:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.
    God Bless and May Ron Rest In Peace 🙏🙏

  • Gary Major Posted October 6, 2020 10:00 am

    My best friend, always smiling, always concerned, always fun. Thoughts and prayers to Margie and the entire family.

  • Chuck and Joyce Hart Posted October 6, 2020 10:09 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Ron was a good friend and advisor to our family and he will be missed. We send prayers that your family finds peace and comfort in God’s healing promises.

  • Kathryn Oberg Posted October 7, 2020 10:32 am

    Margie, Our deepest sympathies.

  • David Dietze Posted October 8, 2020 10:16 am

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ron at Diventures. He was a great scuba instructor and really nice guy. Prayers to his family.

  • Terry and Mary Cronin Rich and Nancy Watson Posted October 8, 2020 3:58 pm

    Margie, We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your Family! May Ron rest in Peace.

  • Tom Whitmore Posted October 9, 2020 9:44 am

    Brian and family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. i feel like I have lost a member of my family. Blessings of peace to you.

  • Cass & Gary Pietrok Posted October 9, 2020 1:52 pm

    Margie, Brian and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. 25 years ago we moved to Omaha and luckily Ron ‘found’ us. He’s been our trusted friend and advisor through all our personal family and business ventures and along the way Ron was always there checking in and offering solutions and sound advice. His smile let you know he was having fun and loved every day. We miss you.

  • Wendy and Roger Owens Posted October 9, 2020 3:38 pm

    We are truly saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. He was not only our accountant, but a life long friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Goracke family.

  • Lupe & Vicki Bliven Posted October 9, 2020 5:18 pm

    To Ron’s family, We have all of you in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts. Remembering all the great times at the lake growing up. I pray that you will find peace in your memories and strength in Christ. Love to all.

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  • Dave and Lori Wilkinson Posted October 13, 2020 11:27 am

    Brian and Family,
    Ron has been our trusted advisor and friend for over 30 years and he will really be missed. Every tax season we actually looked forward to sitting down with him, mainly because it was so much fun to catch up on all of his biking excursions, scuba diving adventures and camping hot spots that he loved to travel to. Loved his zest for life and his incredible integrity in business. Our sincerest condolences in your loss. Ron was a really good man.
    God Bless you all,
    Dave and Lori Wilkinson

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