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“Such a great lady. We remember so many good times at lake Lucerne. Elaine and jJack were an example of loving couples. Look forward to seeing Jeff...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Lou Colins

“Jeff and Mark, my condolences to you, my fine cousins, and your families. My memories are many and very happy ones when it comes to Aunt Sis and...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Rea

“So many wonderful memories! I will always love you! All the family finds great peace in your passing, knowing that you have joined your loving...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Sue Dalziel

“There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someones beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Our hearts go out to Jeff, Mark and the whole family. May God bring you His true comfort and peace.C. (Kramer) Gulbransen ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Carole Gulbransen - Crystal Lake, IL

“I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved one, Elaine. May you find comfort in prayer, in family and friends (Romans 12:12, 15). ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: CH - AZ

“"Jesus wept." John 11:35"The Lord's loved ones are precious to Him; it grieves Him when they die." Psalm 116:15"Enter His gates with...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Carole Gulbransen - Crystal Lake, IL

“I was a long-time neighbor of Elaine ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Carole Gulbransen - Crystal Lake, IL

“Jeff & Mark, Our thoughts are with you. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Paul & Margaret Thompson

“I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Elaine.I hope you all will have much comfort and strength during this difficult time from God of comfort...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: - MI

“Wanted to let the family of Elaine know your in our thoughts. She will be missed here in Chandon. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Marvin and Eloyice Bastian

“Absolutely loved my sweet neighbor, Elaine, and her husband, Jack. They are spiritual heroes in the greatest sense and I know angels are singing in...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Jill Zimanek

“judy mcintyre-----we are sending love and sympathy to you and elaine's family.....in reading these posts we realize the wonderful memories you all...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: becky and paul long

“Much love and sympathy to Jeff, Mark and families. We lost a beautiful aunt in death. She gained glory with her maker and being with those who went...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Judi (Erickson) McIntyre

“RIP Aunt Elaine! You have had a wonderful life, been a wonderful wife and mother! We will miss you but know we will see you in heaven. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Dave & Barb Brearley

“I wish I could tell my mother and dad about her home going but I'm guessing that perhaps they knew before I did.My folks spoke often of your parents...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Vanderwall - Dayton, TN

“So sad to hear of Aunt Sis's passing! She was such a kind women. My childhood is filled with memories of her and Uncle Jack. They are together once...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Terri Sears

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Aunt Sis' passing. I remember as a kid never bring able to tell her and my grandma Lorraine apart. Her and uncle Jack...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Sarah Walker

“Love you Aunt Sis, will dearly miss you. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Carol & Larry Draper

“I was truly sorry to hear of Aunt Elaine's passing. I have fond memories of our times with Elaine and Jack. My condolences to Jeff and Mark and their...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Geoffrey Gill

“Goodbye Aunt Elaine ((big sis). I loved you for many years and adored your family. I will miss you immensely! You always welcomed me with open arms...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Christie


Elaine June (Erickson) Goudzwaard, 92, Appleton, passed away peacefully on March 24th at home with her sons Jeff (Appleton) and Mark (Marlborough, MA) by her side. Elaine was born June 15, 1924 to Iver and Maude (Covell) Erickson in North Muskegon, Michigan. She shared the youngest spot of 11 children with her identical twin sister, Lorraine. While attending North Muskegon High School, Elaine was active in theater. It was there that she met her husband of 68 years, Jack Goudzwaard. After high school Elaine worked in Accounts Payable for Sealed Power and was selected as a model for the company's Victory Garden calendar. Upon Jack's graduation from Michigan Tech, Elaine and Jack were wed June 28, 1947 in North Muskegon, Michigan Elaine's life revolved around being a wife, mother, friend and active volunteer at church and in the community. St. Elizabeth Hospital recognized her 35 years of service in the gift shop. She and Jack volunteered frequently delivering Meals on Wheels and traveling across Central Wisconsin to transport blood. As a long-time member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Elaine worked in the kitchen, was key to the interior design and furnishing of the church's fellowship hall and active in Appleton's Church Women United. Elaine will be sadly missed by her children, Jeff (Amy) Goudzwaard and their boys Jake, Joseph and Aaron, Mark (Amy) Goudzwaard and their children Alyson Goudzwaard and Lauren Nichols, siblings, Maurine Rae, (99), Lucille Katzenberger (97), Lorraine, "Sis" Brearley (92), as well as many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, their daughter Terry Lynn and her siblings Donald, Kenneth, Norval, Evelyn, Olive, Dorothy, and Geraldine. A Memorial Service for Elaine will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 740 E. College Avenue in Appleton with Rev. Ben Morris officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Church. Private inurnment Laketon Cemetery, North Muskegon, MI. The family of Elaine thanks the staff of The Heritage Assisted Living Homes for their loving care of her.