July 9, 2013
WAPAKONETA — John “Jack” Goudy 75, died at 1:32 a.m. July 7, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born in Wapakoneta to Norval and Gertrude Kupper Goudy, who preceded him in death. In 1958, he married Marlene Gudorf Goudy at St. Augustine Church, Minster, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors also include three sons, Kurt, Bruce and Tony Goudy; a daughter, Laura (Wade Tuttle) Kelley; nine grandchildren, Susan and Anastasia Goudy, Cara and Christopher Goudy, Jacob, Sara and Emma Goudy, and Luke and Joshua Kelley; three great-grandchildren, Ian Hall and Ava and Isobella Goudy; and special family, Mike, Lori and Jack Zink.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Paul and Jim Goudy; and a sister, Evelyn Fogt.
Jack was a 1956 graduate of St. Joseph School, Wapakoneta. He served two years in the Marine Corps at Pendleton, Calif. He worked a year for the Fisher Cheese Co. and then retired after 43 years of service with the Wapakoneta Machine Co. as a sales engineer. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1272 and American Legion Post 330.
Jack’s passion in life was golf. He would often show his grandchildren the proper way to swing a golf club. Jack had a wonderful sense of humor, especially about his golf game. He played in the rain, snow and sunshine. His favorite vacation spots were Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. His last wishes were to have a Big Mac, drink coffee with the gang at the Lucky Steer, and to have his boys to stop smoking.
Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, in the Parish Life Center. The Rev. Daniel Hunt will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.