Junior James Good, age 85 years, of Hillsboro, passed away peacefully and went to be with his Savior on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Heritage Manor in Elroy, Wisconsin.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1928 to James and Golda (Klingaman) Good. He grew to adulthood in Greenwood Township on McKenzie Road and attended the Greenwood School.
Junior was united in marriage to Ernestine Langer on Aug. 10, 1949, and they were about to celebrate their 65th anniversary. Together they farmed for 63 years on their farm on McKenzie Road, which they sold to their grandson and moved into Hillsboro to live with their daughter.
He enjoyed farming very much and when he moved into town he liked looking out the picture window and counting the number of cars that went by in a day. He also enjoyed watching all the birds and squirrels that came and ate from their feeder. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to him – always giving them advice, singing to them and telling them stories about the past.
He will be dearly missed by his family, which includes his wife, Ernestine and children, Alice Good and James (Nancy) Good, all of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Todd (Heather), Teresa (Mike), Diana and family, Joel (Annie), Richard (Megan) and Matthew (Heather); great grandchildren, Tamber, Megan, Morgan, James, Evalina, Monty, Walker and Dakota; two sisters, Marlene Coleman of LaCrosse and Betty Schmitz of West Salem and sister-in-law, Evalina Riddle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sisters, Doris and Margie Good; brothers-in-law, Gordon Riddle, Francis Coleman, Harold Schmitz and William Langer and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Langer.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with Rev. Isaac Fleming officiating. Burial was in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro. Friends called at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. For online information go to www.pichafuneralhomes.com