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“Very sorry to hear of William's passing. I did not know him, but based on the stories I have heard he was a towering figure. Sue and I are thinking...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jon Hague - Detroit, MI

“I came to love and admire Bill's endearing and gentle spirit, his positive attitude, his wholesome values, and his suttle wit over the course of 25...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kathi Piech

“Tom, <br /><br />I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Your family is in my thoughts. <br /><br />Deepest...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mitchell Tome - Windsor, ON

“I am sorry for your loss Goike family. Your family has always been very kind to me since I met Tom at Oakland University. I count you all as...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Watson - Rochester Hills, MI

“So very saddened to hear of Uncle Bills passing. I have many fond memories of Uncle Bill growing up. He and my Dad Michael were very close in age and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Christine Goike SHeran - FL

“A great man has left us! We have not lost him, however, we know right where he is! Such a Godly man who never met a stranger. We will surely miss his...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ray and Lynn McKinley - MI

“Gina and Family,We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. He was a wonderful man and we are blessed to have known him. You and your entire...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tracy Keding - Friend

“Gina, I am so sorry for your loss. We have always loved and admired you both. We missed seeing you all in Tennessee too. God Bless Gina. I am so...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Howard and Nanc Nolen - Monroe, TN

“The Goike Family.My deepest sympathy. Linda Weier ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Weier - Warren, MI

“A great friend, shall miss him ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Dillon - The Villages, FL

“May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learned; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - MI

GOIKE, William. May 10, 2017. Age 91. Beloved husband of Gina (nee: DeSantis) for 63 years. Loving father of Fred (Rose Mary) Goike, Thomas (Charlene) Goike, Annette Thompson (the late Paul) and Janine Goike. Proud and loving grandfather of William J. Thompson, Scott G. Goike, Alisha R. Goike, Gerard S. Goike, Danielle M. Goike, Ryan T. Goike, Rebecca C. Thompson and the late Kenneth C. Thompson. Also survived by his loving brothers George Goike (the late Susan) and Patrick (Cindy and the late Barbara) Goike and his sister Marguerite Goike. Predeceased by his parents Stanislaw "Steve" and Irene(nee: Dobbelstine), his brothers Joseph (the late Rose), Edward ,August (the late Sybil), Alex (the late Dorothy), Anthony (Patricia) and Michael (the late Marjorie) and his sisters Elizabeth Elwart (the late Frank) and Martha Beste (the late Elmer). Mr. Goike was proud to serve in the United States Navy, serving in the Asiatic Pacific and enjoyed dancing, singing and baseball, especially the Detroit Tigers. He was a hard working man, a successful farmer, business man and retired owner of W. Goike's Family Farm Market. Visitation Sunday 4-9pm with a 7pm VFW service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. Instate Monday 9:30am until time of 10am Mass at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. (at Romeo Plank), Macomb Twp. Interment, Tuesday 9:30am at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Foundation are appreicated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at