Marcia Lou (Wright) Goodrich, age 75, of North Prairie, WI passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc. Marcia was born on August 26, 1945 in Ames, Iowa to Frederick and Rowena (Akin) Wright.
Marcia graduated Iowa State University in 1967, she then served in the US Air Force from 1967-1970 as a mobile tv specialist and reached the rank of 1St. Lt. Marcia married the love of her life, James H. Goodrich on August 31, 1968 in Ames, IA. During the course of her working career she was a technical writer for companies like Ken Cook Co. and many others. She was a longtime member of the North Prairie United Methodist Church were she served on every committee, usually as Chairperson. She assisted with the coffee hour, religious education and Sunday School classes. Marcia was a member of the Dousman American Legion Post 405, part of the First District. She was Past Commander of the Waukesha County Council, she served on the Children and Youth committee and the Legislative Committee. She was Chair of the Oratorical Committee for the County and the District. She spent over 29 years helping with the music department at Kettle Moraine and was the Drama Director for the 4H Club. She and Jim assisted Merle Fischer with his 13 in line horse hitch.
Marcia is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Frederick, Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Jim; her daughters, Charlene Ulichny, Beverly (John) Wiedemann and Sabrina (Ryan) Stapleton; her grandchildren, Abigail, Arthur, Bridget and Declan; other relatives and many, many friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kapke and staff along with Angels Grace Hospice for the wonderful care they took of Marcia in her final days.
Funeral Visitation for Marcia will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at Thelen Funeral Services (W309S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie—NW corner of Hwy’s 83 and 59), also on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10:00AM until the time of the funeral service at NOON, again at the Funeral Home, with military honors to follow. Burial will be private for family at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove.
Per CDC Guidelines and the WI Mask Mandate the family asks that you adhere to the social distancing and mask wearing rules that are in place.
Memorial contributions in Marcia’s name can be directed to:
Wisconsin American Legion
PO Box 388
Portage, WI 53901
Note in the memo section that this is for the Oratorical in memory of Marcia Goodrich.
Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Goodrich family. 262-392-4251
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Wisconsin American Legion
PO Box 388, Portage WI 53901