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Carl Goltz

Siskiyou Daily News
Siskiyou Daily News

Carl Edward Goltz passed from this world into the presence of his Lord and Savior after a short illness on July 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his wife and members of his family. He was 59 years old.

Carl was born to Ed and Betty Goltz on April 2, 1961 in Mount Shasta. He attended the Weed schools and, after graduation from College of the Siskiyous, took over ownership of Carrick Ranch. Carl enjoyed having an “outdoor office,” and loved working with the cattle and his dogs. He worked hard at keeping Carrick Ranch current with the market’s demands and was recognized for the quality of livestock it produced. He was thrilled when his nephew, Justin McMahon, joined him on the ranch in 2004 and, through that partnership, the ranch continues to grow and flourish.

Carl’s ministry at Weed Berean Church lasted more than three decades. He joined the Board of Elders in the mid-1980s; he later served as associate pastor for approximately ten years, where he focused on creating outreach opportunities to bring people into the church. Carl had a heart for evangelism and was happy to share his deep faith at any opportunity. His trust in the Lord was unshakeable, even in the most difficult of times, and God blessed him immensely for it. He took great joy in sharing what the Lord had provided him, whether it was in the form of money, property, or zucchini.

Carl had a servant’s heart, giving his time and resources freely as part of several organizations, such as Weed Rotary, Siskiyou County Farm Bureau, Gideons International, Siskiyou Food Assistance, and AWANA, as well as on an individual basis. Much of what Carl gave will remain unknown to those of us here on earth, but we know today he is enjoying the rewards for his deep generosity. Carl loved hunting and fishing with friends, watching TV game shows, going to concerts, and serving the Lord.

He married his first girlfriend, Deborah Phelan, on August 19, 1989. He loved her fiercely and his generous, romantic gestures at birthdays and holidays are legendary. They had three beautiful children together, who were truly his greatest treasures. He woke his kids every morning singing “Good morning” up the stairs. He may have seemed gruff on the exterior, but his children knew that, if Mom says no, just ask Dad. He was the best at spoiling them and loved doing it. From basketball games to dance recitals, if Carl’s children were involved, you could count on him being there.

Carl is survived by his wife of 31 years, three children: Katie (and Zac) Littlepage, Caleb Goltz, and Carly Goltz, and one grandson, Luke, as well as his sister, Mona (and Michael) McMahon, and her family. He is preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Weed Berean Building Fund, Gideons International, and Mercy Mount Shasta Hospice. A small graveside service for family and close friends was held on Friday, July 31st. A virtual memorial service is being organized that will be made available online in the coming weeks. Anyone wishing to contribute a short video-recording of a special memory or words to the family is invited to send it to carlgoltz@gmail.com by August 8th.

Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.