Roger Goodman


Roger M. Goodman, 72, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Dec. 20, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born April 3, 1941, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Merrill and Bernadette (Layde) Goodman. He married Kathleen Gaulke on Oct. 14, 1961, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Roger worked for Leard Bros. Distributing and later for Mergen Wholesale and Trautsche Distributing. He was a member of the Prairie du Chien Fire Department for 24 years. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards at the Sawmill and poker machines at Bob’s Bar. His all time favorite past time was playing Bingo on Sunday and Monday nights with his sidekick Dorothy.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathy Goodman of Prairie du Chien; his daughters Kelley (Rick) Petsche of Prairie du Chien and Wendy (Stew) Remaly of Dumfries, Va.; his son Scot (Tammy) of Wauzeka; his brothers, Ron (Diane) of Prairie du Chien, Bob of DeForest, and Randy of Prairie du Chien; his sister Cathy (Roger) Mahan of Milan, Ill. along with two grandchildren (Katelyn and Jacob) and grandpuppies, Daisy Mae and Mattie (shortlegs). He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Larry, Greg and Jim along with his sister Carla Werger.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien, with Rev. James Weighner officiating. A private family interment will be at a later date in the Calvary Cemetery in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the church on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 9 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Crawford Area Shelter for Animals, Inc. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 

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