William “Bill” Goslinga
Funeral services for William Goslinga, age 55, were Sunday, May 13 at the Christian Reformed Church of Pease, in Pease, Minn., with Rev. Dave Smit officiating.
William Goslinga was born on May 21,1956 in Princeton, Minnesota, the youngest child of Ted and Angeline (Brinks) Goslinga. Bill graduated from Milaca High School in 1975. He farmed on the home place until his father’s death in 1984. Bill was united in marriage to Kay Jaworski on July 5, 1984 in Estes Park, Colorado. They made their home in Milaca, Minnesota until 1987, when they moved to the farm where Bill was born and raised, and where his heart always remained. Bill worked in construction to make a living but farming was his life, and a good life it was, raising his family on a
farm with pigs and cows, ducks and geese, goats and chickens, and always a faithful dog. He loved people, and was grateful for old friends and new.
Bill was a loving husband and father, and his family was everything to him. Bill spent the last seven years dealing with ALS, but throughout it all he was able to keep his quick wit, his dignity, and his faith. Bill always had hope for tomorrow, and finally his greatest hope was realized, waking up in the arms of our Lord the morning of May 8th, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Kay, children Brian of Thief River Falls and Jill and Thomas of Minneapolis, and siblings Carol and James Kragt of Pease, Eileen and Steven Nikolas of Blaine, Dorothy and Brad Wood of the Dominican Republic, Marly and Brad Jenson of Elk River, and John
and Barbara Goslinga of Milaca. He is also survived by many loving and devoted nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”
While we are mourning his death. Bill’s parents and other loved ones who’ve gone before him are rejoicing to meet him again.