Brian was born on May 18, 1955 in Omaha, the son of Margaret "Mickey" and Paul Goetz. He graduated from Blessed Sacrament Grade School, and Heelan High School in 1973.After high school, Brian attended Briar Cliff College. He worked in the family business, Perkins Office Solutions,starting in 1976, and for the last 15 years has owned the business.He served as president of the Iowa Nebraska Office Machine Dealers Association and served for 2 years on the national board for the Office Machine Dealers Association.He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and served on the YMCA Board for 8 years; was a member of the Sioux City Airport Board of Trustees; and served on the board of the Sioux City Boys Club.At the age of 19, Brian and some of his close friends hitchhiked across the United States. He always said it was the best year of his life. Brian enjoyed biking and was an avid supporter of bike trails. He was a veteran of many RAGBRAI rides, and also enjoyed piloting his own plane, racquetball, snow skiing, riding his Harley to Sturgis, and traveling - especially to Europe and the Caribbean.
Brian was a fan and supporter of Rockestra, and would travel great distances to concerts and also to family reunions at Rolling Stones concerts.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Marguerite (Haven) and Thomas Vincent Sinnott, Elida (Guitterez) and Paul Goetz. He is survived by his mother, Margaret "Mickey" Goetz of Sioux City; his father, Paul Goetz of Sioux City and Texas; nine brothers and sisters, Brad Goetz and his wife Pam of Springfield, Ill., Brent Goetz of Spencer, IA, Paula Goetz of Cedar Falls, IA, Kevin Goetz and his wife Sheila of Thornton,Colorado, Kent Goetz of Santa Clara, California, Theresa Goertz and her husband Tim of Hornick, IA, Keith Goetz of Sioux City, Kert Goetz of Lincoln,Nebraska, Kenneth Goetz of Las Vegas,Nevada; eight nieces and nephews; and two great - nephews.