John C. "Jack" Goossens, age 84 of Evansville and formerly of Mt.Vernon, died Sunday evening September 9, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Home in Evansville.
He was born August 19, 1928 in Chicago, IL the son of John and Catherine (Treve)
Goossens. He married LaVerne
D. Charleston on November 10, 1956 in Harvey,
Jack graduated from the University
of Notre Dame in 1950 and then received his PHD
from the University of Maryland in 1957. He worked for Standard Oil of Indiana from 1954-60. He was a
research chemist for G. E. in Waterford, NY, Pittsfield,
Ma, and Mt.Vernon for 28 years. He was a member of the American
Chemical Society. He was a past Grand Knight at Council #4360 in Scotia,
NY. He was president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society
for 18 years and the 1st president of the Ozanam
Family Shelter in Evansville. He and his wife LaVerne
were recipients of the Simon Brute Award in 1997. He was a member of St.
Matthews Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife LaVerne of Evansville; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul
and Deanna Goossens of Evansville; two daughters and
sons-in-laws, Terry and Steve Ubelhor of Evansville
and Joan and Bob Everhart of Pittsfield, MA; 6 grandchildren, David (Nicole) Ubelhor, Anna, Mark, and Mary Ubelhor,
Andrea (Kevin) Zawistowski, and Patrick Everhart.
Jack was eagerly awaiting the arrival of two great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by
one brother, Albert J. Goossens; and three sisters,
Audrey Jaroscak, Sr. Jeanette Goossens
and Marion Pepper.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at
on Thursday, September 13, at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Mt.Vernon with burial in St.MatthewsCemetery.
Visitation will be from on Wednesday at the Stendeback
Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. 4th St., Mt.Vernon. The rosary will be recited at at the funeral home.