Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home and Memorial Park
2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA
William F. Goedecke Jr.
April 21, 1929 – June 10, 2019
William “Bill” Francis Goedecke Jr., passed away on June 10, 2019 in Kennesaw, Georgia. He was born on April 21, 1929 to the late William and Dorothy Goedecke in East Orange, New Jersey. Bill was raised mostly in Canada, but shortly before his senior year in high school he moved back to New Jersey to graduate. In 1949 he met his bride, Kathleen Rose Kelly, through mutual friends. On October 6 1951, they were married and shared their next sixty-seven years. Earlier that year, he joined the military and served two years in the United States Marine Corps. Once his time in military was complete, he worked in sales until retiring. All throughout his life, Bill was a political enthusiast. He made sure to stay informed of current events and passionately debated the issues most important to him. He loved cooking and became quite skilled. He especially loved to cook when family came together. Bill loved interacting with people, those he knew and those he didn’t know yet, but he also enjoyed the companionship of his dogs, especially Skeezix and then Mazie. Along with his wife, Kathy, he is survived by his sons, William Goedecke III and Richard Goedecke; and daughters, Wendy Belzer, Nancy (Gordon) Anderson and Kathleen (Patrick) Vejr. He is also survived by his sister, Carroll Hunt; three grandchildren, Stefan Hester, Jason Hester and Jakob Vejr; and extended family members and loving friends. A visitation for Mr. William F. Goedecke Jr. will be held at The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, 1815 Blackwell Rd, Marietta, GA 30066, on June 14, 2019 from 1:15pm – 2:00pm. A memorial mass at 2:00 will be follow by a reception in the church’s Family Life Center. He will be buried at Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.
- Catholic Charities
- Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
- Memorial Mass Friday, June 14, 2019