Gerald “J.P.” Good, 70, of Willow River, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his home.
Gerald was born Sept. 19, 1942 to Emil and Helen Good in Bremen Township. Gerald graduated from Willow River High School in 1960. He served in the National Guard from 1962 to 1968. He married Kathryn Kuhlman Nov. 3, 1962 in Finlayson, Minn. Gerald spent many years in North Branch, Minn. where he worked and eventually owned Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts store, which transitioned to NAPA. When he retired, he returned to Willow River and moved back to the family farm where he raised cattle and had a passion for the country life.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathryn Good; son Dennis (Sharlyn) Good, of Sunrise, Minn.; daughter Denise (Ike) Boyer, of Maplewood, Minn; son Rick (Julia) Good, of Oceanside, Calif.; daughter Renae (Alan) Bais, of Minong, Wis.; sister Marcella Kwapick; sister Lorraine Eppenberger; brother Richard Good; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Helen Good; son Roger Good; and sister Linda Schrupp.
There will be a memorial gathering Saturday, May 4, 2013, 1 to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6461 Finlayson Rd., Finlayson, Minn. in the Fellowship Hall.