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James Goggin

August 13, 1932 — March 11, 2023



James “Jim” Roy Goggin, age 90 of Westfield passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023 at his home.  Jim was born in Lesterville, Missouri on August 13, 1932 to Roy and Myrtle (Bonney) Goggin.  He graduated from Lesterville High School in 1950 and immediately went to work for American Can Company in St. Louis.  In 1952, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War.  Following his time in the service, he returned to American Can Company, retiring in 1987.  On August 20, 1967 Jim was united in marriage to Mary Crabtree in Ellington, MO and together they enjoyed many wonderful years together; moving throughout the United States following each other’s employment opportunities.  Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and in 1998, he and Mary made their hunting cabin in rural Westfield their permanent home.   Jim accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age and since returning to Wisconsin has been a faithful member of the River Cities Christian Church.

Jim leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Mary and sister, Joyce Carty as well as sister-in-law, Darlene Goggin.  He is also survived by nephews: Jim (Trudy) Carty, Brent (Rhonda) Goggin and Jerry (Patti) Goggin as well as nieces: Pam (Mike) Carrow, Beth (Michael) Moore and Linda Pippin and other extended family members.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Gerald, sister, Dorothy (Ronald) Crocker, brother-in-law, Dale Carty and nephew, George Pippin.

Funeral services for James Goggin will be held in Lesterville, Missouri with McSpadden Funeral Home, please go to their website for up-to-date service information.

Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Westfield is assisting the family with local arrangements.

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