Johanis “John” Goldade, age 78, of East Bethel passed away October 11, 2022 at home. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 P.M. Monday, October 17th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. A private graveside service will be held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Johanis “John” Goldade was born December 17, 1943 in Hague, North Dakota to Joseph and Magdalena (Zacher) Goldade. He attended a farm school in Hague, North Dakota. John served his country in the U.S. Army for eight years. He worked as a machinist at several places over the years. On April 24, 1990 John married Sharon Larson (Walters) and they made their home in East Bethel. John loved motorcycles, old cars and working on engines. John had a mechanical aptitude that was remarkable. His ability to foresee how to repair vehicles was a skill set that benefited many.
His grandchildren, nieces and nephews were very special to him and he would always light up when the they were around.
John passed away October 11, 2022 at home at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 24 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Charlotte Ketterling; one granddaughter, SaraAnn Kleven; four brothers, Michael, Alvin, Daniel and James; one sister-in-law, Beverly; and one nephew Christopher Goldade.
John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, JoAnn (Thomas) Kleven and Terri (Brian Sr) Renfro; three sisters, Loretta (David) Duma, Sharon Goldade and Tammy (Lowell) Bueligen; his grandchildren: Joshua and Victor Ketterling, Toni Avery, Nicholas Kleven and Benjamin Kleven; his great-grandchildren: Caleb (Marissa) Avery, Jennifer Avery, Thomas Avery, Porter Kleven, Knoxwell Kleven, Noella Kleven, Andrew Kleven, Sofie Kleven, Eliot Kleven, Erica Renfro, Brian Jr Renfro, Amanda Renfro and Jacob Renfro; his great-great-grandchild, Leanne Avery and by other relatives and friends.
Justin Grams says
He was a nice guy, and funny at times. I worked with him at Cummins years ago.