Donald S. (Chink) Goulet

Information Submitted by John Gallagher, Eau Claire

Donald S. "Chink" Goulet, 77, of 6035 167th Street, Chippewa Falls, town of Lafayette, died on Sunday, July 18,1999 at Lakeside South Nursing and Rehabilitation, Chippewa Falls, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on April 28,1922 in the town of Wheaton to Alice (DesILets) and Albert Goulet. He graduated in 1940 from Eau Claire Senior High School, where he played football. He quarterbacked the single-wing attack but later led the offense at the left halfback. 

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, 2nd Division, where he served in Iceland and then in the South Pacific Theater, being in the first wave of platoons to land on Guadalcanal.

Chink married Maxine Lancaster of Spring Valley in Eau Claire on March 24, 1945. He received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Chicago. He was employed as a sales representative for Standard Oil of Indiana, later working for Conoco Oil Company and then Land 0' Lakes Petroleum Division.

He was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls, and a former member of the Eau Claire YMCA, where he won the doubles division in paddleball in the early 1970s.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine of the town of Lafayette; a son, Jon Goulet of Eau Claire; two sisters, Hazel (Sig) Gram of Eau Claire and Naomi Castagnola of Santa Barbara, CA; a brother, Val Gene Goulet of Eau Claire; two grandchildren, Taylor Goulet of Eau Claire and Kerensa Northey of Shreveport, LA; his sister-in-law, Edith Goulet of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Owenie Goulet.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21,1999 at Central Lutheran Church with the Reverend Craig Mansur officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Friends may call an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, is in charge of arrangements.