I received an email this morning informing me that our brother Millard had passed away on Saturday. Millard was very well known in the Trenches. He and Diggerdan were my friends. After Digger died it had been Millard’s intent to come to Oregon where we would take his ashes to Gold Beach where Dan grew up. His failing health made the trip impossible.
Millard was a true friend to me. Though I never had the privilege of shaking his hand, through email and phone conversations, we had become very close. I last talked to him I believe it was about a month ago. I hadn’t seen his comments so I had called him. He simply said he was okay, but he was backing away for a little bit. I knew his health was failing. I wish I could have had the time for just a little more conversation.
I’m going to miss Millard, as I know that many of you Trenchers will. He was usually soft spoken, but none could match his determination once his mind was set. He cared about his family, his country, and about his people in general. Bob gave of himself to his effort here and we shall sorely miss him.
I wish you a pleasant journey, brother, and say hello to Digger for me as you are probably already sitting down with him, enjoying a fatty of the best the next world has to offer.
Here is a copy of the email I received which will inform you where those who wish to can send flowers and condolences.
I am Bob’s son. I was also a friend of digger Dan. Your site meant a lot to Bob and I wanted to say thank you for being a friend. He passed peacefully surrounded by family after a brief medical episode. Thanks again.
Obituary for Bob Goodrich
Robert Henry Goodrich (60) of Durand, WI died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was born January 4, 1957 in Durand, WI; son of Robert and Denise (Nicklas) Goodrich. He graduated from Durand High School in 1975. Following high school Bob attended UW-Stout where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and later received his Biofeedback certification. .
He married Jane Metcalf in January 1986. Together they had a daughter, Amber.They later divorced. On June 29, 1990 he married Kathleen (Klevgard) Krumrie at Hope United Methodist Church in Eau Claire, WI. Kathleen died May 21, 1994. Bob worked as a biofeedback therapist at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. After leaving Luther he worked various jobs around the area.
In his younger years, Bob earned his black belt in Taekwondo. He enjoyed coaching and playing basketball with his children as well as camping, boating, fishing and playing cards. He loved spending time with his family on their camping trips at his island on the Chippewa River.
He is survived by his children; Amber Goodrich, fiancé Lance Bauer of Durand, WI; Danielle Goodrich of Eau Claire, WI, Ryan (Ericka) Krumrie of Green Bay, WI; Megan (Adam) Horkey of Green Bay, WI; six grandchildren, Emma, Katie, Russell, Nora, Karla and Lennox; sister, Nancy (Douglas) Brantner of Durand, WI; brothers, William Goodrich of Menomonie, WI, Richard (Laurie) Goodrich of Durand, WI and Jeffrey (Ann) Goodrich of Durand, WI; aunts, Mary Jane Schomberg of Onalaska, WI and Janet Nicklas of St. Paul, MN ; nieces, nephews and cousins; He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen; parents, Robert and Denise Goodrich.
A graveside service will be at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Durand with Pastor Dan Richardson officiating. Friends may call from noon until 3:00 pm at Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand on Wednesday.