Frederick "Fred" William Goldberg, 65, of Wisconsin Rapids, died Monday, Feb., 13, 2012, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau.
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Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Saint John's Lutheran Church, Kellner. The Rev. Kevin Ader will be officiating. Burial will be in Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery following the service.
Fred was born May 23, 1946, in Wisconsin Rapids, to the late John and Della (Henke) Goldberg. He married Sharon Jean Bohl on April 17, 1971, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. They were both active members of St. John's Lutheran Church in Kellner for many years.
Fred was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was employed at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in the 1970s, then operated his own businesses in taxidermy and firearms sales, and later worked for the Town of Grant and at Point Guns and Loan until he retired.
In his earlier years, Fred enjoyed fishing with his family at McPartlin's Resort in Land O' Lakes. He enjoyed hunting, shooting and talking about the outdoors with his friends Terry Kramer, Bob Rose, Jere Kirst and Dr. Pat O'Connor.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon, Wisconsin Rapids; son, Nathan (Traci) of Urbandale, Iowa; brothers, Marvin (Dorothy) of Vesper, Richard (Jean) of Kellner and Paul (Charlotte) of Arpin; along with many nephews and nieces.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids; and again from 10 a.m. until time of services Satruday at the church.
Memorials may be designated to St. John Lutheran Church, Kellner; or the
, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Ill. 60674.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Feb. 16, 2012