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Gary Frederic Goddard, age 76, formerly of Nekoosa, died March 10, 2013 at the Tri- County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall, WI, after a brief illness.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1 PM. at Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa, WI. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home of Nekoosa is assisting the family.
Gary was born June 1, 1936 at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids to Frederic and Jean (Frampton) Goddard. He was a graduate of Alexander High School in Nekoosa and was a graduate of U.W. Stevens Point with a Master's Degree in History. Gary taught school in Spring Green, WI, and attended the University of Iowa on a fellowship grant for graduate studies. He married Phyllis Hamel and they divorced in 1966. She preceded him in death in 2010.
Gary is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Goddard of Castle Rock, CO; and brother, Richard R. Goddard of North Freedom, WI.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frederic R. Goddard, Jr., mother, Jean Campbell Goddard Minier, grandfathers, Frederic R. Goddard, Sr. and John R. Frampton, grandmothers, Edna Daskam Goddard and Jane Grimshaw Frampton, and stepfather, Royce G. Minier.
Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home
615 1st Street Nekoosa, WI 54457
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on May 15, 2013