Charles J. Gould, age 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his residence in Batavia surrounded by his family. He was born May 28, 1925 in Batavia, the son of Charles and Mary (nee Stark) Gould. He was united in marriage to Marion Moutray. Charles was proud to be a lifetime Batavian and until 1982, operated the family dairy farm west of town, raising Holsteins and Ayrshire dairy cattle. He also worked for Aurora Wholesale and retired from Agco in Batavia. He graduated with Batavia High School class of 1943 and held records in track and field. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters, Kane County Farm Bureau, and a life member of North America Fishing Club. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and operated Fishin Daze Charters along with his son David. He also enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling, and ATV riding. He was a loving dad and grandpa. He is survived by his children, Patricia Fleming of San Diego, CA, Janice DuRall of Aurora, IL, Charlene (Jay) Cuttie of Sycamore, IL, David (Sarah) Gould of Maple Park, IL, and Marianne (Matthew) Roberg of Maple Park, IL; a daughter-in-law, Susan Gould of Lockport; his grandchildren, Delbert (Leslie) Fleming Jr., Tammy Foster, Melissa Fleming, Heather (Glen) Davis, Kevin Fleming, Jamie (Thomas) Benjamin, Sandy Gould, Lois Paschen; Ginger Elder, Robert Simmons, David (Christina) Gould Jr., Thomas (Jacqueline) Gould, April (Jason) Maciejewski; Philip Roberg; and Cynthia Roberg; his great-grandchildren, Anthony Fleming, Jasmine Johnson, Cyrah Johnson, Isaiah Fleming, Marquise Fleming, Josiah Fleming, Arianna Davis, Everette Foster, Alex Foster, Evander Foster, Marissa Calvert, Elycia Mead, Anaya Fleming, Makayla Fleming, Stephen Ford, Autumn Paschen, Valour Huntley, Clove Huntley, Emily Maciejewski, David Gould III, and Julian Gould ; his great-great grandson, Alex Foster, Jr.; a nephew, George E. Gould of Bristol; and by his beloved Weimaraner dogs, Gracie and Stella. In addition to his parents, Charles is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marion; a son, Harvey J. Gould; brothers, George and John Gould; a sister, Marian Lambert; sisters-in-law, Hannah and Zell Gould; a brother-in-law, Elmer Lambert; a son-in-law, Terry DuRall; and a grandson, David Simmons.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) in Batavia.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in West Batavia Cemetery.