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John P. Golick

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

STERLING – John Paul Golick, 95, of Sterling, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.

John was born June 27, 1918, in Canton, to Roch T. and Zora V. Golick. He served our county in the Army Air Forces from 1941 to 1942 during World War II. John married Joan M. Kane on May 15, 1959, in Sterling. He worked for General Electric Co., in Morrison for 28 years as an engineer, and retired in 1984. John was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Patricia (Rick) Harris of Phoenix, Mary (Ed) Mulligan of Olin, Iowa, Margaret White of Lost Nation, Suzanne (Richard) Null of Animosa, Iowa, and Karen (Gary) Gunderson of Clackamas, Ore.; four sons, John Paul (Mary Ann) Golick of Durham, N.C., Tim (Debbie) Golick of Marcellus, N.Y., Michael (Hope) Golick of LeClaire, Iowa, and Christopher (Lea) Golick of Bloomington; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; his first wife, Joan (O’Connor); one daughter, Ann (Jack) Sulouff; and one grandson.

At John’s request, his body has been donated to science. The family will be present from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and a Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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