|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1927|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2007|
MIDDLETON - Donald J. Goodrich died peacefully in his home with family on Easter morning, April 8, 2007.
He was born Aug. 13, 1927, near River Falls, to Mike and Hattie Goodrich.
Donald was educated in the River Falls Public Schools and graduated in June 1945. He immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed his basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Station where he was the welter-weight boxing champion of the Ninth Naval District.
He shipped out to the Pacific and served in the Philippines and Hawaii. When his military service was completed, he returned to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the fall of 1947. He graduated in 1951 with a B.S. in Education.
On Aug. 1, 1953, he was wed to Marilyn Fiedler. From 1954 to 1982, he was employed as a Federal Bank Examiner by the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency. In 1983, he was elected to the Middleton City Common Council and served until 1991.
Donald is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three children, Diane, David, and Benjamin; a sister, Bernice; and two grandchildren, Claire and Bohdan.
Donald enjoyed dancing, hunting and fishing. He was a great father and a kind, patient and gentle man who touched the lives of many. He will be remembered lovingly by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Hattie; and a half-sister, Margaret.
A Memorial Mass will be held at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 269 Dakota Street South, Prescott, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2007, with Father Ed Shuttleworth presiding. Private family committal services will be held in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott.
Michael Goodrich (1885 - 1954)
Hattie Ann Andrle Goodrich Dusek Shern (1894 - 1974)
Baby Goodrich (1920 - 1920)*
Bernice Clara Goodrich Balitz (1924 - 2008)*
Baby Goodrich (1926 - 1926)*
Donald J. Goodrich (1927 - 2007)
Pine Glen Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 20, 2011
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