John C. Gosling
December 1, 1927 - July 30, 2012
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-5119 | Map
Friday 8/3, 11:00 am
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537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Jack Gosling, age 84, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Appleton Health Care Center. Jack was born in Menominee, Michigan on December 1, 1927, son of the late John and Irene (Akey) Gosling. Jack received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Norbert College in DePere, and earned his Master's in Guidance at…

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Gary Krueger left a message on August 5, 2012:
Mr. Gosling was a wonderful educator and wonderful person. He was kind to everyone and a friend to all. I was very lucky to have had him as my teacher and feel fortunate to have known him. He will be dearly missed. "Well done faithful servant."
Chip & LuAnn Coenen left a message on August 4, 2012:
Pat, John, Bill & Paul, You all have our deepest sympathy with the passing of "Goose". He was a very good man. I learned so much from him at Xavier and beyond... not only in the school classroom, but more importantly, in the classroom of life. Goose taught me how to be a volunteer and how to demonstrate humility and self-sacrifice. He related so effectively to each of his students. He demonstrated respect for students, encouraging autonomy, creativity and risk taking. He was an awesome Scout Master. My fondest memories of youth were helping with Goose's Boy Scout Troop. He was a great fishing partner. Goose was the eternal optimist. As I "MC'd" Xavier Pep Rallies, he was always there to offer encouragement and give his famous bird calls. Goose is now in God's loving arms. May God Bless you and your family. Take solace and be proud knowing that Goose had a huge positive influence in the lives of thousands of students and countless others throughout the Fox Cities and beyond. Chip Coenen
Ken Foegen left a message on August 3, 2012:
Goose was one of my favorite teachers in high school. He was interesting with experiments and always there to talk to. My condolences and prayers go to the Gosling family in this tough time.
Gail Duehring-Popp left a message on August 3, 2012:
Pat: I am sorry to read of John's passing. I want to offer my Christian sympathy to you and your family for your loss. In case you don't remember me, I lived next door to you on Oakcrest Ct. May all the memories you shared in your life together bring a smile to your face and give you some happiness at this sad time. Gail
Mark Heuring left a message on August 3, 2012:
I'll always remember Mr. Gosling for being a teacher, but not just in the subject of chemistry. He taught a lot of other important lessons, including the importance of being a good citizen, giving back to the community and taking an interest in making the world a better place. Our families grew up together and Mr. Gosling's fundamental decency was always there. He was a teacher, a mentor and an advocate at a time in my life when I needed all of those things. His generosity of spirit was an example for all of us. In fact, it still is.
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Joe Hameister left a message on August 3, 2012:
My prayers are with the Gosling family. I did not have Mr. Gosling for class, but still was able to get to know him and appreciate his wit and wisdom.
Mary Peerenboom left a message on August 2, 2012:
To the Gosling family, I was saddened to learn of Jack Gosling's passing, and will always remember him with fondness both as a teacher and as a neighbor, my sympathies to you all Mary Peerenboom
Dennis & Barbara Cooney left a message on August 2, 2012:
Tom, Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. I know how close you were to your brother. Know our thought and prayers are with you.
Alice Bishop left a message on August 1, 2012:
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Alice M. Bishop left a message on August 1, 2012:
So sorry to learn of the loss of your father/husband. He was an amazing educator-definitely kept everyone's interest. But, of course, I remember him most for his infamous "bird calls!" Thanks for sharing him with us at Xavier High. Carry on his legacy and continue to share his love for life! Peace and comfort to you in the days ahead.
Joe Thielman left a message on August 1, 2012:
My deepest sympathies are extended to Pat and the entire Gosling family at this sad and difficult time.It must be comforting to know that Jack was loved by many and certainly chose the right profession.He was absolutely fantastic at Xavier,especially entertaining thousands of us with the famous "Goose" impersonation at pep rallies. God Bless the Gosling family and may Jack rest in peace.Sincerely,Joe Thielman
Trude Jacobs left a message on August 1, 2012:
What an amazing teacher! Goose brought excitement, laughter and learning together with such ease! God certainly blessed so many of us that had the honor of Mr. Gosling as a teacher! And now the heavens will rejoice in their newest angel! Prayers to the family
Amy Rathsack left a message on July 31, 2012:
My condolences to the family. Mr (Goose) Gosling was such a "gentleman" and a wonderful teacher. Always with a word of wisdom and a smile. The world will be a little smaller without him. Prayers are sent to his family. Until we meet again...
Mark Miller left a message on July 31, 2012:
Always enjoyed chatting and walking with Mr. Gosling on the way to Xavier High School each morning. He would always share some great wisdom and some terrific jokes. I also had him for science class in high school and enjoyed it very much. A terrific teacher and even better person. He will be missed. Prayers to Mrs. Gosling, John and Mary, Bill and Paul. Godspeed to all of you.
Paul Heuring left a message on July 31, 2012:
Jack Gosling and his family are in large part responsible for a big part of me. Countless days, weeks, months, and years found me at their home as a close friend of Paul. There are too many memories and moments to share but I thank God I had the opportunity to know Jack and learn from him. Pat, John, Bill, and Paul, you are in my prayers as you mourn.
Jim Evans left a message on July 31, 2012:
To the Gosling family, I had Jack as a teacher at Xavier. I always enjoyed his class and his wit. He will be missed. My sincere sympathies.
Brad L Vincent left a message on July 31, 2012:
John was one of my favorite teachers at Xavier High School. Such a wonderful sense of humor and whose direction of "service" inspired all of us.
Jim Mignon left a message on July 31, 2012:
My condolences to the Gosling family. Jack was one of my favorite teachers during my time @ Xavier. He truly made learning fun, and who could ever forget his famous bird calls! He will be missed.
Janet (Fredrich) Velasquez left a message on July 31, 2012:
I can still see Uncle Jack coming to visit us in West Allis and enjoying the tricks and of course his humor and smile! You will always be in my memory. Gosling Family, you are in our prayers.
John McFadden left a message on July 31, 2012:
Hello Pat. I serve as chaplain for Appleton Health Care and just learned of Jack's death this morning. It was a privilege to spend a bit of time with him, and you have my sincere sympathy. If there is any way in which I can extend support, please let me know.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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