William G. Good, 72, of Coupeville, Wash., formerly Cedar Rapids, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, after an extended illness.
Bill was born April 5, 1944, in Ottawa, Ill., the eldest child of Harold and Matilda Gutenschwager. He spent his childhood in Vallejo, Calif., where his interests were ranching, horses and cars. Bill served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam era, stationed in Germany and Fort Lewis, Wash., as a medic. Upon discharge, he resided in Napa and Lake Tahoe, Calif., before moving to Anchorage, Alaska, where he worked as a firefighter. He later worked on the North Slope of the Alaska Pipeline, where he met the love of his life, Judy Netolicky of Cedar Rapids, in 1974. They married in February 1979, in St. Helena, Calif., and moved to Cedar Rapids soon thereafter.
As Bill longed for the mountains of Northern California while living in Iowa, they moved to Viola, Calif., in 1985, raising their three children near Lassen Volcanic National Park, where Bill enjoyed the great outdoors.
He was a car and gun enthusiast, always taking pride in hard work. The family moved to Whidbey Island, Wash., in 1995, where he enjoyed gatherings with friends and loved making daily phone calls to his children and grandchildren, which will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Judith, of Coupeville, Wash.; children, Todd Good of Redding, Calif., and Kathleen Beach and Christopher Good, both of Reno, Nev.; mother-in-law, Juanita Baer, and sister-in-law, Holly Netolicky Hartmann, both of Cedar Rapids; brother-in-law, Gary Netolicky of Ankeny; sister-in-law, Cheryl Netolicky Smith of St. Francis, Minn.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Aaron Baer of Cedar Rapids.
Final resting place will be at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery.
Posted on Sunday, 31 July 2016