So shortly after the death of Chris Wedes (J.P. Patches) comes the loss of another beloved local media icon. Taken too young, after too many years of stoically living through pain and surgeries and chemo.
Goertzen’s natural charm and adept on-air skills made her one of the longest running local news anchors in the nation.
She survived in a field that is often unkind toward formerly-young females. But she couldn’t survive the tumors that wouldn’t stay dead.