Former resident John Joseph Golden died on May 28, 2013, at Baptist South Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., at the age of 91. Born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Feb. 28, 1922, John was later raised in Northfield, Minn.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, serving until 1946. John retired from Honeywell Inc., after 32 years.
John was a lifetime member of the VFW and served as Post Commander of Brookings VFW Post 966 during the mid-1990s. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus as well as an avid sportsman.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Audrey L.; his four daughters Constance L., (husband LeRoy Ellingson), Jeanette M. (husband Gerald Cameron), Maureen E. Rex, and Patricia A. (husband J. Fred Roberson); 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
John precedes in death his grandson Richard Grannis; his foster parents Jules and Elizabeth Fink; and other Fink family members.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223; www.hgmandarin.com; 904-288-0025.
Submitted by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home.