Valarie Margaret Goodwill

Valarie M. Goodwill, 76, of Suring, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Suring. Born in Keshena on Aug. 22, 1940, she is the daughter of the late Walter Pyatskowit and the late Lu Teller. On Oct. 17, 1959, Valarie was united in marriage to Willard Goodwill at St. Joseph of the Lake Catholic Church in South Branch. Together, the couple raised four children and Willard preceded Valarie in death on May 6, 2007. The Menominee language and culture were an important part of her life. She served on the Menominee Language and Culture Commission for many years and she loved not only learning about her culture and language but also passing her knowledge on to her children and grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoyed playing scrabble, golfing, fishing, cooking, listening to music, and dancing. More than anything, she loved being with her children and grandchildren.

Valarie leaves behind three children, Kurt (Dawn) Goodwill, of Oconto, Kathy (Tom) Ciskoski, of Menomonee Falls, and Kris (Gerry Hovde) Goodwill, of Birchwood; six grandchildren, Jeff, Kimberly, Logan, Cole, Marina and Josef; one great-grandson, Weston; as well as her siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard, a son, Keith, a grandson, Ethan, her parents, and her twin sister Verene.

A Funeral Mass for Valarie will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00am until the time of the service.