George E. Goldsmith, 92, Mosinee, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care, Weston.
He was born on January 20, 1926, in Mosinee, the son of the late Earl and Katherine (Parker) Goldsmith. He married Jean Burnett on Aug. 17, 1946, in Mosinee. She preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2015.
George served his country in the US Navy during WWII. He was stationed in Panama serving as a signalman on the Panama Canal. After the war, he returned to Mosinee. While in Mosinee, he was instrumental in starting the original hockey program that continues to this day. After several years in Wisconsin, he moved his family to Chicago where he was employed as a commercial window washer on the high-rise buildings in downtown Chicago. In 1960, he moved the family back to central Wisconsin where he formed his own commercial maintenance business which he ran until his retirement.
George and Jean loved to travel. They traveled to Kansas, Nebraska, the Rocky Mountain states and to the islands of Maui and Kauai. When he was finally done traveling, his favorite past time was sitting around the kitchen table and talking with family. He lived a full life and after 92 years (69 of which he spent with Jean), he will be missed but not forgotten. He was a great Dad!
Survivors include, two sons, Terry (Caroline) Goldsmith, Weston, and Timothy (Christine) Goldsmith, Mosinee; two grandsons, Matthew Goldsmith, Mosinee, and David (Jamie) Goldsmith, Schofield; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Parker and Graham. Besides his wife Jean, George was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Goldsmith, a brother Glen Goldsmith and a sister Beverly Johnson.
No services will be held. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.bestefh.com.