Obituary: James Lee Goodwin

James (Jim) Lee Goodwin of Jackson Harbor, WI died Thursday, Dec. 5 at the age of 76.

Born July 11, 1943, Jim grew up in Beloit, WI, attended Beloit Catholic High School (class of 1961), and graduated from Milton College. He served in the National Guard. Professionally, Jim worked in pharmaceutical sales for several decades and continued as a real estate appraiser both in the Green Bay area and Washington Island. Jim raised his children with Victoria Goodwin in Green Bay before retiring to Washington Island. He loved the water, sailing, woodworking, reading, his extended AA family, a good story, and Moose, his faithful, furry companion.

He is survived by his son Chad Goodwin (Delray Beach, FL), daughter Heather Day Goodwin (New Franken, WI) and two grandsons Will (7) and Ben (2), as well as his sister Mary Williams (Indianapolis, IN), Tom Goodwin (Minneapolis, MN), Roger Goodwin (Madison, WI) and Matthew Goodwin (Beloit, WI).

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Jim’s honor can be made to the Washington Island Public Library, 910 Main Road, Washington Island, WI 54246.