Alan R. “Al” Gooding passed away at home on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, of natural causes at the age of 85. He was born on January 14, 1937, in Green Bay to Bob and Peg (Schmidt) Gooding. Al graduated from Green Bay East High School, Class of 1955. He married Mary Ann Daun on August 19, 1961. They have two daughters, Lisa (Joseph) Collins and Gina (Don) Tully.
Al was a devoted fan of the Packers, Brewers, and enjoyed bowling for many years until he was injured in an accident. He was the president of his Men’s League and of the Couple’s League that he and Mary Ann both bowled. Al’s favorite hobbies were building and painting model airplanes, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, playing games, and drawing landscapes as gifts.
Al’s faith was the cornerstone of his life. He was very active through the years at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Allouez. He especially treasured his relationship with Deacon Bob.
Al retired from an executive advertising position at the Green Bay Press-Gazette after 23 years of service, then worked as a delivery man for Lindeman’s Cleaners until he fully retired.
Al is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Ann; his daughters, Lisa (Joseph) Collins of Oregon, Gina and (Don) Tully of Appleton; and his grandsons, Tristan and Garrett Tully; sister, Judi (Dan) Cropsey; brothers, Jim (Marianne ) Gooding and John Gooding; sister-in-law, Gayle Gooding; brothers-in-law, Jim (Darlene) Daun and Jim Hagenow; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Mike and Tom Gooding; Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Tillie Daun; brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Butch Cropsey, Shirley Hagenow; and nephews, Christopher Tetzlaff and Dane Baake.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, and Al’s wishes to keep everyone healthy, a private service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Livestream of the services can be viewed by going to Proko-Wall Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
Al’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staffs of St. Vincent Hospital and Unity Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion, and also to St. Matthew Parish, friends, and family for their prayers and support.