Crystal Lake-Geoffrey B. Goulding, 92, of Crystal Lake passed away September 9, 2013 at Fair Oaks Health Care Center.
He was born November 29, 1920 in England to George and Eliza (Birkett) Goulding. Geoffrey served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. During that time he started writing letters to a pen pal in the United States, Betty Vincent. Following the war, Betty went to England to meet Geoffrey and on October 16, 1948 they married. Shortly after their marriage they returned to the United States to start a family. Geoffrey earned a Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University in education and started teaching at Prairie Grove where he taught 4th grade for almost 24 years. Following his retirement he was able to enjoy his true passion for gardening and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; his daughters, Patricia (Robert) Krejci, Kathleen (William) Freund, Julia (Robert) Blazek; his grandchildren, David (Julie) Stone, Heather (Gregg) Bonti, Kristina (Gene) Krause, Jason (Jennifer) Krejci, Dan (Jennifer) Freund, Matt (Tammy) Freund, Mandy Freund, Justin Freund, Katie Blazek, and Dan Blazek; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11am to noon on Friday, September 13 at Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Rd., Cary. The service will be private.
Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park.
Arrangements were entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. For information call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.