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Charles J. Gould

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BATAVIA – Charles J. Gould, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his residence in Batavia surrounded by his family. He was born May 28, 1925, in Batavia, the son of Charles and Mary (nee Stark) Gould. He was united in marriage to Marion Moutray.

Charles was proud to be a lifetime Batavian and, until 1982, operated the family dairy farm west of town, raising Holsteins and Ayrshire dairy cattle. He also worked for Aurora Wholesale and retired from Agco in Batavia. He graduated with Batavia High School class of 1943 and held records in track and field. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters, Kane County Farm Bureau, and a life member of North America Fishing Club. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and operated Fishin Daze Charters along with his son, David. He also enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling and ATV riding.

He was a loving dad and grandpa.

He is survived by his children, Patricia Fleming of San Diego, Calif., Janice DuRall of Aurora, Charlene (Jay) Cuttie of Sycamore, David (Sarah) Gould of Maple Park, and Marianne (Matthew) Roberg of Maple Park; a daughter-in-law, Susan Gould of Lockport; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; a nephew, George E. Gould of Bristol; and by his beloved Weimaraner dogs, Gracie and Stella.

In addition to his parents, Charles is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marion; a son, Harvey J. Gould; brothers, George and John Gould; a sister, Marian Lambert; sisters-in-law, Hannah and Zell Gould; a brother-in-law, Elmer Lambert; a son-in-law, Terry DuRall; and a grandson, David Simmons.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., (Route 31) in Batavia.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at West Batavia Cemetery.

For additional information, please call Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at 630-879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Feb. 26, 2013
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