THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Kenneth R. Gould
Issue Date: April 25, 2019
Kenneth "Speed" Ray Gould, 80, of Crivitz, formerly of Peshtigo, found peace with his family at his side Monday, April 22, 2019 at Renaissance Assisted Living, Marinette.
He was born to the late Russell and Glendora (Francour) Gould April 28, 1938 in Menominee, MI. Ken married Mildred A. Mertz June 20, 1959 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Peshtigo. He was a longtime employee of Badger Paper Mills Inc., where he retired from in 1990.
After retirement Ken and Milly moved to the Twin Bridge area where they still have a house to this day. In his retirement he enjoyed hunting and fishing on the family property. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up and participate in many sporting events and activities.
Ken is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Mildred; a son, Tim (Wendy) Gould, Coleman and their 3 children, Chris (Katie) Gould, Shane (Kimberly) Gould and Taylor (Derek) Konop; a daughter, Roxanne (Perry) Carlson, Marinette and their 4 children, Anthony, Levi, Estaban and Travis (Kristine) Carlson; a daughter, Pamela (Dave) Downey, Freedom and their 4 children, Casey Calhoon, Dan (Kate) Downey, Darin (Katie) Downey and Devian Downey; 8 great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Cael, Gable, Finley, Ellie, Christian, Nathan, and Maxine; 2 brothers Duane (Pat) Gould, Jim (Marilyn) Gould; 2 sisters, Bonnie Miller and Lynn Gould. 3 sisters-in-law, Marie (Frank) Marecek, Joan Mertz and Linda Mertz and a brother-in-law, Cliff (Sue) Mertz and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lois (Leo) Pesch, brothers-in-law John Miller, Larry Mertz, Sr., Elburne Mertz, mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Alice Mertz and a granddaughter, Kayla Carlson.
The family will greet relatives and friends Sunday, April 28th at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 235 E. Main St., Coleman from 1 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 3 PM, with Deacon Peter Gard officiating.
Ken's family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at Unity Hospice and to the staff at Marinette Renaissance for the care and professionalism that made this difficult time one in which our family members were able to endure with dignity.