FRANK A. GOODRICH Jr.(1935 - 2012)

FRANK A. GOODRICH JR.

Frank Goodrich Jr.

1935-2012

Frank A. Goodrich Jr., 77, Medford, died on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, where he had been a patient the past five days. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford, with full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team, and Rev. Cathy Hinman officiating. After the service, a social gathering will be held at Florena Supper Club. Inurnment of his cremains will take place at a later date in Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 p.m. until the time of service.

Frank Goodrich was born on January 30, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Frank A. and Hildegarde A. (Hoffman) Goodrich Sr. He was a graduate of Kalamazoo State High School in Kalamazoo, where he was a member of the tennis team. He attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in marketing. After college he served in the United States Army from July 1957 to April 1959. During this time he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. After his time in the service, he worked and lived in South Haven, Mich., and then Grinnell, Iowa. He served as CEO of Upjohn Home Health Care in Milwaukee for a number of years. He then worked in Commercial/Marketing Southern District for Telephone Data Systems until 1980, then he worked in Commercial/Marketing Northern District until his retirement. He enjoyed collecting model trains, going to antique car shows and watching the Packers. He was an avid reader of World War II history. He was very supportive of the veterans and disabled veterans, the Frank and Hildegarde Goodrich Family Scholarship Fund and the Memorial Health Center.

Survivors include a brother, Walter W. of Kalamazoo; a sister, Elizabeth A. Goodrich of Chelsea, Mich.; a nephew, Peter (Andrea) Goodrich of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a grand-niece, Megan Goodrich of Grand Rapids; other nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Frank's name to the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post No. 5729, c/o LeRoy Jensen, W4657 Center Ave., Medford, Wis. 54451, (these donations will be used for our local disabled veterans), Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Goodrich Family Scholarship Fund, 151 S. Rose St., Suite 332, Kalamazoo, Mich. 49007-4775, or a .

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Stan Carbaugh and Linda Kloth of Medford for their special care and friendship.

Online condolences may be made at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Dec. 4, 2012