Charles "Chuck" J. Goss

Funeral services were held on Oct. 27 at Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton for Charles "Chuck" J. Goss, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at the age of 74. Visitation was held prior to the service and burial took place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grafton.

Chuck was born in Winona, Minn., on June 9, 1931, the only child of Charles and Cora Goss. He attended South Milwaukee High School where he enjoyed playing basketball. On Oct. 21, 1951 he married Violet Janka.

Chuck had several occupations during his lifetime. He drove for Yellow Taxi in Milwaukee. He then worked for Line Material factory in South Milwaukee, where he started as a window washer and worked his way up to foreman. After the factory was bought by McGraw Edison and moved to Mount Pleasant, Chuck became plant supervisor and worked there for 27 years.

In 1976, Chuck moved his family to Grafton where they owned and operated Charlie and Viís Tavern (formerly known as Marvís) until 1989. His daughter Linda purchased the bar, renamed it Pleasureís and operated it for 14 years. Linda said her father was "an excellent pool player." He helped his team win several first-place trophies while he was on his tavernís pool league.

Later on, Chuck worked at Kapco in Grafton and then as a foreman for Woodlore in Port Washington until he retired to his Random Lake home.

Chuck really loved his kids and was a family man. While they were growing up he spent his summers swimming, playing croquet and taking his family vacationing up north every year to a cottage on a lake.

His son Chuck described him as an avid fisherman. The younger Chuck, his wife Jody and their two children would take a fishing vacation up north every year with his parents.

His son Greg said they used to hunt together and heís very proud that he shot his first buck with his dad.

His daughter Kim said, "He always had a twinkle in his eye and was famous for his clever one-liners that made everyone laugh. He was a comical happy-go-lucky kind of guy who always gave good advice and was willing to listen."

Chuck also enjoyed playing cribbage, sheepshead and watching football. He followed every team during the season, but the Packers were his favorite to watch.

Chuck is survived by his wife Violet; children Linda Wahlgren, Charles (Jody) Goss, Greg (fiancée Wendilee) Goss and Kim (Nic) Wiltgen.

He is further survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Laurie Peterson.