Sunday, July 30, 2006

Obituary: Rodney T. Goth - Class of 1950

JANESVILLE - Rodney T. Goth, age 73, of Janesville, died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at his home. He was born in Madison on Dec. 18, 1932, the son of Edwin and Eunice (Thomas) Goth and was a 1950 graduate of Madison Central High School. He then graduated from UW-Madison, in 1954, with a bachelor's degree in applied art. Rod served in the U.S. Army from 1955 until 1957, stationed for the majority of time in Germany. He then returned to UW-Madison, in 1958, to study business and advertising. Rod married Judith L. Hurley on June 28, 1958, in Madison. They moved to Janesville in 1960, when he took a position with the Janesville Gazette. He retired in 1993 after 33 years. Rod was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Gazette's Quarter Century Club, and was a 4H leader. He loved to pencil sketch and was part of a stock car racing team during his college years. He is survived by his wife, Judy; four children, Brett (fiancee, Sue Nunn) Goth, Michael Goth, Erik (JoAnna) Goth and Anthony Goth, all of Janesville; and six grandchildren, Zachary, Athena, Mack and Mitchell Goth and Mariah and Michelle Nunn. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at ST. PAUL'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH with the Rev. Paul Garchow and the Rev. Cory Burma officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME on Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to either St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to HospiceCare Inc.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 30, 2006

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