William Earl Goheen

Male 1949 - 2009  (60 years)

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  • Name William Earl Goheen 
    Born 20 May 1949  Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jul 2009  Elkhart County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • "The Goshen News" Goshen Indiana July 28, 2009
      William Earl Goheen
      May 20, 1948-July 25, 2009
      William Earl Goheen, Goshen, passed away Thursday at the age of 61. The founder and developer of a number of businesses and Christian outreach organizations, Bill was respected as a lifetime learner, mentor and visionary. Above all, he displayed unrelenting faithfulness to advancing the kingdom of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
      Born May 20, 1948, in Plainfield, N.J., Bill grew up in New Orleans, La. He received a degree in civil engineering from Louisiana State University and then worked for Chevron. He earned a master's of divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., where he founded the Mission Renewal Team.
      In 1975, he married Karen Lee Mershon of Portland, Ore.
      Over the years, Bill Goheen was involved in leadership of various ministries, businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Among these he worked for eight years with the international side of the campus ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Madison, Wis. Moving to Elkhart in 1988, Bill was manager of the export division of Crown International. Beginning in 2000, he worked with research and development for VAST, an energy technology company. He also served as CEO of Tracera, a research and development company for PET Scanning. Bill earned his securities and real estate licenses, and was an author of the book, "The Galtronics Story."
      Bill traveled the world with a heart for bringing people to faith in Christ. Over the years, he founded GRACE Capital (Global Research and Commercial Enterprises), Pilgrim Resources, to assist business professionals to use their market-honed skills to honor God; and the John Haller Institute, integrating business, science and missions.
      Bill is survived by his wife, Karen Mershon Goheen; his three children, Caleb Earl Goheen, Mesa, Ariz., Glori (Aaron) Goodrich, Portage, Mich., and Joshua William Goheen, Goshen; and his sisters, Virginia (Ronald) Juedes, Louisiana, and Elizabeth (Dennis) House, North Carolina.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Name: William Earl Goheen, civil engineer, masters degree, non Hodgen's Lymphoma
      Marital Status: Married
      Birth Date: 20 May 1948; Place: Plainfield, NJ
      Death Date: 25 Jul 2009; Place: Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA
      Father: Gilbert E Goheen
      Mother: Eleanor V Goheen
      Spouse: Karen Lee Mershon
    Person ID I5876  Goheen
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Father Gilbert E Goheen,   b. Abt 1912, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1985, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Virginia Boots,   b. 10 Oct 1911,   d. 19 Apr 2004, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F2055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Last Modified 19 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F2056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S146] FindAGrave, viewed; 26 February 2015; Memorial# 88380399 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S796] Death Indiana, William Earl Goheen; Elkhart County, Indiana; certificate; #19963; 25 July 2009.