SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. - Earl E. Goldsworthy, 78, of Spread Eagle, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1934, in Detroit, son of the late Edward Goldsworthy and the late Helen (Nyquist) Perttunen.
Earl served in the National Guard. He worked as an electrical contractor for MJ Electric in Iron Mountain and Energy Erectors in Florida.
Earl married Jeanne Perttunen on Aug. 27, 1955, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette.
He enjoyed playing with his family on any of his many toys, including boats, kayaks, jet skis, four-wheelers, kayaks, motorcycles, and snowmobiles.
Earl is survived by his wife, Jeanne; five children, Michael (Signe Hunter) Goldsworthy of Seattle, Margaret (Terry) Goettler of Lake Stevens, Wash., Christine (Tim Cullen) Goldsworthy of Milwaukee, Linda (John Zehren) Goldsworthy of Seattle, and Robert (Adriana) Goldsworthy of Breitung Township; three brothers, Dennis (Pat) Goldsworthy of Gwinn, Timothy (Lois) Goldsworthy of Gwinn, and Jack Noguess of Gwinn; two sisters, Kathryn (Gordon) Jarvis of Orlando, Fla., and Clare (Greg) Lutgen of Lafayette, Ind.; two stepbrothers, James (Karen) Perttunen of Marquette, and Jerry (Mary Ann) Perttunen of Gibraltar, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Lee Liverance will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Earl's memory can be made to the Neurological Department at the Mayo Clinic at www.mayoclinic.org. Click on the give to Mayo Clinic link and choose neurology research.
Condolences to the family of Earl E. Goldsworthy may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.