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Peter Goering Jr.

Peter W. Goering Jr., 60, of Topeka, died Feb. 7, 2009, at home with his family after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

Born Sept. 23, 1948, in Goessel, he was the son of Peter and Mary (Henderson) Goering.

He was in the last graduating class of Lehigh High School. He graduated in 1970 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

He served as executive editor of the Topeka Capital-Journal from 1996 until his retirement in September 2008.

He received the Clyde M. Reed Jr. Master Editor Award from the Kansas Press Association in April 2008 for lifetime achievement in the newspaper industry.

Goering is survived by his wife, Diane; two daughters, Debbie Redd and Elizabeth Goering, both of Topeka; a son, Brett Goering of Dana Point, Calif.; two sisters, Deanne Duerksen of Hillsboro and her twin sister Peggy Goering-Kuck of Pacific Grove, Calif.; and two grandsons.

A Christian service was today (Wednesday) at Christ the King Catholic Church, Topeka.

Burial followed at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Topeka.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with Washburn Athletic Department and Christ the King Catholic Church, sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614.

Last modified Feb. 11, 2009

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