John “Jack” Goudy, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born in Wapakoneta, to Gertrude (Kupper) and Norval Goudy, who preceded him in death. In 1958 he married Marlene (Gudorf) Goudy at St. Augustine Church in Minster, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are three sons; Kurt Goudy, Bruce Goudy, and Tony Goudy; a daughter, Laura (Wade Tuttle) Kelley; nine grandchildren, Susan Goudy, Anastasia Goudy, Cara Goudy, Christopher Goudy, Jacob Goudy, Sara Goudy, Emma Goudy, Luke Kelley, and Joshua Kelley, three great-grandchildren Ian Hall, Ava Goudy, and Isobella Goudy; and special family Mike, Lori and Jack Zink.
He was preceded in death by three brothers; Edward Goudy, Paul Goudy, and Jim Goudy; and a sister, Evelyn Fogt.
Jack was a 1956 graduate of St. Joseph School in Wapakoneta. He served two years in the United States Marine Corp. at Pendleton, Calif. He worked one year for Fisher Cheese Company and then retired after 43 years of service with the Wapakoneta Machine Company as a sales engineer. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1272 and the American Legion 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.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church in the Parish Life Center, with the Rev. Daniel Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites being performed by the V.F.W. Post 8445.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.
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