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In Memory of Barbara Goossen

Gathering of Family and Friends

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday October 3, 2020
United Methodist Church - Hudson
1401 Laurel Ave, Hudson, WI 54016

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Saturday October 3, 2020
United Methodist Church - Hudson
1401 Laurel Ave, Hudson, WI 54016

Barbara Jean Goossen, age 83, of Hudson, WI, passed away on May 18, 2020 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Hudson. 

Barb was born on December 19, 1936 in Rhinelander, WI to parents Albert and Florence (Schulstrom) Onson. She graduated from Rhinelander High School and continued her education, graduating from Milwaukee County Hospital School of Nursing.  She was united in marriage on July 19, 1958 to Charles “Chuck” Goossen at the First United Methodist Church in Rhinelander. The couple lived in Great Falls, MT and St. Paul, MN before settling in Hudson in 1962. Their marriage was blessed with five children: Anne, Tom, Mary, Jill and Mark. Barb worked as a registered nurse and was a longtime Nursing Supervisor in Hudson. Her professionalism and empathy toward others is why many of her coworkers thought of her as a great nurse/supervisor as well as a good friend.

Barb was a woman of great dignity and virtue. Her faith was the foundation of her life. She received great gratification as a board member of the United Methodist Church. Her civic duties also allowed her to serve on the board of directors for The Christian Community Home in Hudson. She also took pleasure in nurturing her flower gardens, as she loved daisies. For a relaxing day she could be found reading historical publications. Her children will also have fond memories of her cooking and baking, whether rhubarb crisp, Christmas cookies, or some good old comfort food – hotdish!

Barb will remain in the hearts of her children, Mary (Kurt) Becken, Jill (Troy) Jorgenson, and Mark (Jenn) Goossen; grandchildren: Lily and Sean Becken, Scott (Hannah) and Sherry Jorgenson, and Eric and Henry Goossen; siblings Sue (Dave) Russ, Rick (Linda) Onson, sister-in-law Royanne Goossen, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles; daughter, Anne; son, Tom; her parents, and siblings Bob and Jenny Onson.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3rd at the United Methodist Church, 1401 Laurel Ave., Hudson, WI. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Memorials are preferred to the Hudson United Methodist Church.

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    • Barb was a wonderful lady. I had so much respect for her. Such a great person as well as an excellent role model for nurses.. I remember her being the nurse who helped myself and my carload of friends when we had a car accident on Cty Rd F on our way back to college,
      Know that I’m thinking of all you. Your mom and dad were the best!

    • My heartfelt sympathy. I enjoyed working with Barb so much. She was an example to all of us who worked with her . She always demonstrated extreme professionalism and compassion. May you find comfort in the memories you made. Hugs…
      Jackie Mathison