Nancy Gooding, 76, of Sheboygan Falls, died with her husband at her side on Monday, June 17, 2013, at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home.

Nancy was born Oct. 26, 1936 in Bristol, Md., the daughter of Jalmer and Elizabeth (Hopkins) Lakonen. She graduated from Michigamme (Michigan) High School in 1955.

She married Gordon Ellis and then married Ronald Gooding on May 18, 1974, in Sheboygan.

Nancy worked at Bemis Mfg. for 18 years prior to her retirement.

Nancy enjoyed playing cards, cooking and baking.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Ronald; three sisters, Joyce Windahl and Shirley Niemi, both of Michigan, and Dawn (Ronald) Doubord of Neshkoro; one brother, Jalmer (Arlene) Lakonen of Michigan; a stepdaughter, Kim Hammond of Michigan, two stepsons, Ronald (Janelle) Gooding of Sheboygan and Scott (Tracey) Gooding of Michigan; six step grandchildren, Holly, Amber, Tina Gooding, Kenny Verschoof, Vanessa Hammond and Tommy Gooding; and four step great-grandchildren.

A funeral to celebrate Nancy’s life took place at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Thursday afternoon, June 20. Entombment took place at the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum.

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A memorial fund is being established in her memory for Hospice Advantage.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the Gooding family.

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