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John Edward Gould

John Edward Gould, 84 of Sand Lake, died Monday, November 14, 2011 at his home. Ed was born July 29, 1927 in Sand Lake, MI the son of Glenn and Elizabeth (Bradley) Gould. He grew up on a small farm just outside the town of Sand Lake. He was part of a family of 10 brothers and sisters: Audrey, Charles, Wayne, Joe, Glenice, Art, Judy, Sim and Guy. Ed served in the Army for two years after he graduated from Sand Lake School. When he returned home, he married Marian Wulff on November 29, 1947. Ed and Marian were always together with smiles on their faces. They were a match made in heaven. Ed and Marian raised their five children, John, Larry, Bill, Steve and Susan. During his children’s younger years he was a Boy Scout leader, helped with youth boxing and coached baseball teams. We all remember Ed as a hard worker. He worked as a welder at a few small companies. He worked in maintenance at Wolverine World Wide. He served as Union President. He retired after 20 years of dedication. He was an active man. Prior to his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, he stayed busy. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and golfing. He spent many winters in Florida where he could enjoy them year round. Like most of the Goulds he loved his tractors, John Deere tractors. He also enjoyed visiting Buckley for the annual Antique Tractor Show. Ed was a family man. His grandchildren were his life. Grandpa and Grandma Gould’s house was visited often. It was where memories were made. Taking us on trips to the cabin in Idlewild, smelt dipping and camping. John Edward Gould’s legacy is strong. Surviving are his wife, Marian (Wulff) Gould; 5 children, John Gould, Larry Gould, Steve Gould, Bill Gould and Sue (Jim) Pike; 16 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Charles (Betty) Gould, Wayne (Crystal) Gould, Joe (Lena) Gould, Judy (Jerry) Troupe, Glenice (Ken) VanLoozenoord, Art (Linda) Gould, Sim (Patsy) Gould and Guy (Marilyn) Gould. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Audrey Anderson; daughter-in-law, Sarah Gould and great grandson, Deven Gould. We will all miss your laughter and smile. The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. Darryl Miller officiating. Interment at Sand Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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