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Tressa Harker

Female 1917 - 2020  (103 years)


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  • Name Tressa Harker  [1
    Born 8 Aug 1917  Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Oct 2020  Austell, Cobb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Tranquility at Cobb
    Notes 
    • Tressa Marie Goodale, 103, of Powder Springs, Ga, formerly of Mesa, AZ, died on October 22, at Tranquility of Cobb. She was born August 8, 1917, in Sugar Grove, IL, to Susanna and Anthony Harker. She was the youngest of 12 children, grew up on a farm, went to a one room school house, and graduated high school at 16. She Married Earl Goodale in 1942 and they had one daughter, Susanna, in 1948. They were self employed and had several businesses. They owned a trucking company and Tressa even drove a truck. They built several homes, farmed 2 farms, and raised Shetland ponies. In 1966 they bought a motel and a gift shop and moved to Colorado Springs. In 1988 they retired to Mesa, AZ. They were happily married, almost 60 yrs, when Earl died in 2001. Tressa continued to live in Mesa until she moved to Powder Springs, in 2019, to be closer to Susanna. She made many quilts and loved to knit. Her whole family, including grandsons and their families, have matching Christmas stockings. She was a very strong and devoted lady and still going to an exercise class at 102. She was loved by many, had an abundance of love for her family and took such pride in all of their accomplishments. She had so much wisdom and common sense that she shared with us all. She certainly lived a wonderful life and will be sorely missed.
      She is survived by her daughter, Sue Nakai (Jim Cook) of Hiram, GA, and son-in-law, Bob Nakai (Tammie) of Cumming, GA. Three Grandsons, Brian Nakai (Sara) of Chandler, AZ, Michael Nakai (Abby) of Terre Haute, IN, and Jason Nakai (Megan) of Kathleen, GA. Four Great Grandchildren, Elizabeth 17, Matthew 14, Jonathan 6, and Joshua 3.
      There will be no formal services, but a memorial for family only. Her ashes will be taken to IL. and will be buried with her husband in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Bristol, IL.
      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Silver Comet Village, Attn: Stephanie Long, 4900 Richard D Sailors Pkwy, Powder Springs, GA 30127 or Hope Foundation, 10888 Crab Apple Rd, Roswell, GA 30075. [5]
    Person ID I20527  Mindrum
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2020 

    Father Antoine Anthony Tony Harker,   b. 14 Apr 1870, Moestroff, Diekirch, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1955, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Susanna Goschey,   b. 27 Sep 1871, Fredonia, Ozaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1947, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1894  St. John's Church, Waubeka, Ozaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F14072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Earl Goodale,   b. 17 Aug 1911, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 2001, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1942  [3, 11
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F14384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Nickels, Leonard and Madeline Harker Wedding
    Nickels, Leonard and Madeline Harker Wedding
    L-R Leonard Nickels, Madeline Harker, Tressa Harker, Unknown

  • Sources 
    1. [S1873] Families of Du Page, Grundy, Kendall and Will Counties in northeastern Illinois, www.ancestry.com, John Fishbeck, jfishbeck@yahoo.com.

    2. [S1995] 1920 US Census, IL, Kane Co, Bristol Twp., Enum. Dist. 74, sheet 10B.

    3. [S5243] Earl Goodale obituary, www.findagrave.com.

    4. [S8939] Tressa Goodale obituary, Aurora Beacon News, 29 Oct 2020, Sugar Grove, IL.

    5. [S8939] Tressa Goodale obituary, Aurora Beacon News, 29 Oct 2020.

    6. [S1871] Genealogy of Peter and Mary Goschey.

    7. [S3859] Wisonsin Historical Society, wisconsinhistory.org, Wisconsin Genealogy Index, Marriage Record Details, volume 2, page 0129.

    8. [S4665] Jerry Janty, Our Gauche - Goschey Heritage, (Belgium, Wisconsin, 12 Sep 2009), place.

    9. [S8664] Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin Marriages, Vol. 6, p. 1514, marriage place Roman Catholic Church Fredonia, Wisconsin.

    10. [S8678] St. John's Church, Waubeka, Wisconsin, Marriages, p. 184.

    11. [S8869] Anthony Harker Genealogy, 17 Jan 1941.