Wednesday, November 28, 2012



AGE: 77

ADDRESS: 937 Highland Lane, City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:28 P.M. Sunday, November 11 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 5 days.

TIME & PLACE OF MEMORIAL SERVICE: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 6 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team. Also after the service a Social Gathering will be held at Florena Supper Club.


INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan

VISITATION: 6:00 till the time of services at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 6, at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 30, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: High school graduate of Kalamazoo State High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he was a member of the tennis team. Attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Marketing.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After college Frank entered the U.S. Army where he served from July 1957- April 1959. During this time he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. After his time in the service, he worked and lived in South Haven, Michigan, and then Grinnell, Iowa. He served as CEO of Upjohn Home Health Care in Milwaukee, WI, for a number of years. He then worked in Commercial/Marketing Southern District for Telephone Data Systems until 1980 where 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 WWII history. He was very supportive of the Veterans and Disabled Veterans, the Frank and Hildegarde Goodrich Family Scholarship Fund, the Memorial Health Center and the White Lake Area Historical Society.

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Walter W. Goodrich of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Elizabeth A. Goodrich of Chelsea, Michigan

NEPHEW: Peter (Andrea) Goodrich of Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand niece: Megan Goodrich of Grand Rapids, Michigan
First cousin: Alfred (Virginia) Hoffman of Antigo, Wisconsin

Also survived by a Nephew, Niece, Other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Frank A. Goodrich Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Hildegarde A. Goodrich (Maiden Name: Hoffman)

OTHER INFORMATION: The family would like to extend their appreciation to Stan Carbaugh and Linda Kloth of Medford for their special care and friendship.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Frank’s name to the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, C/O LeRoy Jensen, W4657 Center Avenue, Medford, WI 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, MI 49007-4775; or a charity of your choice.
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