Henry E. Goossen, 81, 2951 Highway II, town of Linwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield.
Services were Friday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Kozlowski officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Stephen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established at a later date.
Mr. Goossen was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Mountain Lake, Minn., a son of the late Henry and Helene (Friesen) Goossen.
He was married to Josephine Cegielski on Feb. 29, 1948, in Crown Point, Ind. They lived in Milwaukee before moving to Stevens Point in 1967. She survives.
Mr. Goossen served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Tech 4 with the 101st Airborne Division from 1942 to 1945. He received the Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and the European/African/Middle Eastern Theatre Medal.
He worked at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point until retiring in 1981. He enjoyed the outdoors, reading, history, writing, drawing and carving.
Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Ben (Arlene) Goossen, Jacksonville, Fla., and Arnold Goossen, Stevens Point; three daughters, Cathy (Stan) Kovar, Chillicothe, Ohio, Doris (Scott) McAllister, Wisconsin Rapids, and Charlotte (Mark) Hutnik, Wisconsin Rapids; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Tina Landowski, Florida, and Ruby Szudajski, Arizona; and one brother, Paul Goossen, Florida.
One son, Henry “Duke,” and two brothers preceded him in death.