Carole L. Goodfellow, 75, of Burlington, Wis., passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at St. Luke's Medical Center. She was born March 7, 1941, to Wilson and Alice (nee Finnin) Whitlinger in New Kensington. Her early life was spent in Leechburg, where she graduated from high school, and earned her bachelor's degree in biology at Rutgers University. On April 13, 1992, she was united in marriage to Thomas M. Goodfellow in Lake Geneva, Wis. Following their marriage, they resided in Burlington. Tom passed away Feb. 26, 2005. Carole worked as a biochemist for Abbott Labs. She had won the Abbott Laboratories Presidential Award for the creation of a new molecule and was noted for being top in her field for rheumatoid arthritis. Carole served her country, enlisting in the Air Force from 1962 to 1965. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion, serving as post commander, and played Renaissance music in several recorder groups. Carole was a compassionate person and would take in strays and anyone who needed help, two-legged or four-legged. She was a volunteer at Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital, caring for injured and sick animals. Carole also loved music, reading, hiking and baking Christmas cookies with her grandchildren. Carole is survived by her children, Veronica (Danny) Jamieson, of Farmington, Mich., Jeffrey (Theresa Balistreri) Kurth, of New Berlin, Wis., and Stephanie (Todd Stevens) Jones, of Orlando, Fla.; and grandchildren, Brent, Eric (Gloria), Nicholas, Brody, Olivia, Bella, Bobby and Alison. She is further survived by her siblings, Richard Whitlinger, Wesley Whitlinger and Mary Jane Los; close friends, Mary Ellen, Lois, Maureen and Tom; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister-in-law Wenda Whitlinger. |
Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, from noon to 4 p.m. at SCHUETTE-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME, 625 Browns Lake Drive, Burlington, Wis., where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m.
The family has suggested memorials for Carole to be made to Fellow Mortals, W. 4632 Palmer Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. Carole's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Aurora St. Luke's Hospital and also to her friends and neighbors, Fred Prott and John Merten Jr., for their care and compassion. www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Feb. 7, 2017