Charlotte A (Getz) Goodrich

July 27, 1937 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 82)


Charlotte Anne (Getz) Goodrich

Char was born in East Chicago, Indiana  July 27, 1937 to John Getz Jr. and Lucille Wanda Budny. Char passed away on Monday Sep. 23, 2019.

On September 22, 1956 she married Ray Goodrich at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Char and Ray have made their residence in Highland since 1963. 

To this union, four children were born, Tom (Lyn) of Carlin NV, Dave (Jackie) of Hammond, Sue (Bob) Surowiec of Crown Point, and Bob (Gertrud) of Friesen Germany.

In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by grandchildren, Mellissa, Eric, Robert, Max, Katie and Riley as well as several great-grandchildren, an expected great-granddaughter, Anna, due Sep. 29, sister in law Paulene (late Don) Carter, step father Matt Szkopiec (late Eleanor), a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and wonderful neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her parents, special cousin Tony Olton, sisters in law Hazel (Rudy) Janes, Carol (Alex) Anderson, Cathy (George) Woosley, and brother in law Herbert (Helen) Goodrich.

Friends are invited to visit with the family Friday, September 27, 2019 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at St. Stanislaus Church, 808 W 150th St, East Chicago, IN 46312 beginning at 10:00 am with a visitation before the service at the church. Msgr. John J. Siekierski officiating. Burial at Catholic Cemeteries St. John St. Joseph in Hammond, IN.

Char had many passions in life revolving around, first and foremost, her family, her Catholic faith, cooking, bowling, gardening, and genealogy. Her Romanian and Polish roots ran deep and were reflected in her life. She was always a Harbor Person and loved growing up there and sharing stories of "Da Harbor". The friends she made there she kept throughout her life.

Some of the many highlights in Char's life include her travels throughout the U.S. and Europe. She especially loved the guided tours of Germany and Poland with her son Bob. Char and Ray also traveled to Florida, California, and the Badlands among other locations in the US and were always meeting new friends along the way. Another highlight in her life was the celebration of 60 years of marriage to Ray in 2016. A mass in their honor was held at St. Stanislaus in East Chicago with a reception afterwards. Char and Ray also received a Papal Blessing for this accomplishment.

In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the American Cancer Society.

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September 27, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Mass
September 28, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Stanislaus
808 W 150th St
East Chicago, IN 46312

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