Elaine Ann Goodman

Elaine Ann Goodman, 86, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac.

She was born on March 31, 1928, in Fond du Lac, a daughter of Theodore and Anna Malson Mielke.  Elaine attended Presentation School in North Fond du Lac and attended North Fondy High for two years.

She went to work at Infant Socks during World War II.

On April 7, 1945, she married Gordon K. Goodman of Escanaba, Michigan at Presentation Catholic Church, where they were members.  They were a beautiful couple who raised nine pretty happy children until Gordon’s death in 1974.

Elaine did a fantastic job getting by on very little and raising the last four boys on her own.  She was a fine example to her children as a loving, Christian mother.

Elaine enjoyed country music, cop shows, romance novels, and bingo. 

She is survived by eight children:  Royal Goodman of Fond du Lac, Joyce Kain of Fond du Lac, Deborah Heffner of Ironwood, Michigan, Wendy (Thomas) Skotarzak of North Fond du Lac, Keith (Lena) Goodman of Green Bay, David (Cathy) Goodman of Fond du Lac, Kevin (Betty Pinno) Goodman of Fond du Lac, and Glenn Goodman of Milwaukee; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gordon, on March 17, 1974; her son, Gordon Jr. on December 28, 2007; a son-in-law, Rudy Heffner in 2007; a daughter-in-law, Candy Goodman in 2013; five brothers:  Ralph, Gustave, John, Ray, and George Mielke; three sisters: Gilma Block, Dorothy Warner, and Helen Roberts, along with their spouses.

A Liturgy of the Word will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac.

The visitation will be on Friday at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.machfuneralchapel.com.