James A. 'Jim' Goodman, age 62 of Waukesha Wi., formerly of Delavan Wi., passed away Wednesday June 1, 2011 at Waukesha Springs Health and Rehab Center in Waukesha Wi. Jim was a lifelong resident of southern Wisconsin. He was born at Lakeland Hospital in Elkhron Wi. and grew up East Troy and Delavan, graduating from Delavan-Darien High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army Military Police in Germany from 1969 to 1971, where he received a National Defense Service Medal and a Parachute Badge. Returning to Wisconsin, he completed his education at Gateway Technical Institute and joined the New Berlin Police Department in 1973. After his retirement, he worked as a truck driver, collecting many stories of his trips around the Midwest.
During his time with the New Berlin Police, Jim was an active supporter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Wisconsin Special Olympics and of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Jim was a long time member of the United Church of Christ in Delavan.
Jim is survived by his sister, Margaret Goodman of Washington D.C., his niece, Mary Zinn Goodman, also of Washington D.C., and by many cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Florence Goodman of Delavan, Wi.
A Memorial Service for Jim will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a memorial contibution may donate to the Wisconsin Special Olympics, www.specialolympicswisconsin.org or the charity of their choice. MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan Wi., is assisting the family. visit us at monroefh.com