John E. #2 (1946 - 2009)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Ashley, Elpert, Goodwin, Kuranda, Miller, Rajendran
----Source: The Tibune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, February 11, 2009, Online Edition
Goodwin, John E. (February 4, 1946 - February ?, 2009)
John E. Goodwin, 62, Colby passed away peacefully at St. Josephs Hospital in Marshfield after a courageous fight with cancer.
John was born to Edward and Ida (Elpert) Goodwin on Feb. 4, 1946 in Chicago IL.
He attended grade school in Oconomowoc and high school in Colby and Loyal.
After graduation he entered the Marine Corp in 1965 and served his country until 1967. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded a Purple Heart.
On May 28, 1966 he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Theresa Kuranda. John was employed by International Harvester in Chicago. In 1976 John and Theresa moved their family to Colby, Wisconsin.
John was a lifetime member of the VFW Colby Post # 2227 and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He served a two year term as an Alderman for the City of Colby. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on old cars, and collecting International Tractors. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. Many family memories were made at the Green Lake Cottage.
John is lovingly survived by his wife Theresa; his two sons, Ken (Jill) Goodwin, Edgar and Joe (Jill) Goodwin, Spencer. He was the proud grandpa of Kelsey, Kaylee, Kassie, Kaden, Jenna, Jared and Jayden. He is further survived by his sister, Janis (Al) Miller, Loyal; and one brother, Dale (Cathi) Goodwin, Loyal. He is preceded in death by his parents. He will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday February 5, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services all at the church on Thursday in Colby. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Anandran Rajendran will preside. Burial and Military Rites will immediately follow the mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in the town of Colby. Acting as his pallbearers are John Kuranda, Bob Ashley, Dan Ashley, Damon Goodwin, Derek Miller and Brandon Miller.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.
Note: Day of death was not published with this obituary.
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