Wednesday 12:45 a.m. Update:
According to information posted on Legacy.com via The St. Louis Post Dispatch, a memorial service for Jim Goessling will be held Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. at De Smet Jesuit, following visitation which starts at 10 a.m., also at the school.
Word surfaced Monday morning that Jim Goessling, a member of the 1973 state title basketball team at De Smet who went on to a career as a dealmaker in the world of sports and radio in St. Louis, died Sunday. De Smet Athletic Director John Stewart confirmed the news Monday. Goessling, who lived in Creve Coeur, had been fighting rectal colon cancer over the last few years.
Patch interviewed Goessling in 2011 when he was presented with the American Cancer Society's Stephanie Phillips Survivor Award prior to the Coaches vs. Cancer High School basketball tournament.
"Life in general is completely different," he said at the time. "You appreciate everything. You appreciate everybody in your life, any employee, who your friends are, how much you really care for everybody," he said.
"I have a chance to enjoy everybody one more time. I'm going to get 5 years, I hope maybe 10 years, who knows."
Funeral arrangements had not been released as of late Monday night.