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Keith F. Goodwin

Published On: Nov 28 2012 05:55:06 AM CST

MONONA/MCFARLAND-Keith F. Goodwin, age 85, of McFarland, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at UW Hospital. He was born on July 27, 1927, in Decatur, IL., the son of Freeman and Glyde (Winchel) Goodwin. Keith served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a petty officer 3rd class. He married Mary Lou Handin on Feb. 2, 1950, in Lincoln, IL. Keith attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a Professional Engineer for private consulting firms and the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, retiring after 43 years of service. Keith was a member of the Wisconsin and National Societies of Professional Engineers. He was a lifetime member of the Optimist Club and his life exemplified its Creed. He was known to be a man of integrity and faith; a loving, caring father and grandfather; and a mentor and teacher. Many benefited from his love of photography, pets, music, computers, and helping others.

He is survived by his children, Nancy (Don) Rimai of Webster, NY, Janet (Vern) Folkerts of Eau Claire, David (Marilyn) Goodwin of Beaver Cove, ME, and Diane (Jude) Wagner of Madison; three grandchildren, Ben Rimai of West Lafayette, IN, Kiana and Jonathan “JD” Goodwin; many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; brother, Winchel; nephew, Kirk Goodwin; and niece, Donna Cochrane.

Funeral services will be held at SKAALEN HOME CHAPEL, 400 North Morris St., Stoughton, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, with the Rev. James Koza presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park with military rites being conducted. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, and also at the chapel from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2800 Royal Avenue, Suite 207, Madison, WI. 53713 or American Cancer Society, 8317 Elderberry Road, Madison, WI 53717.

Dad and Grandpa, You inspired us, taught us, shared your love of life with us. We love you.

Memorials:
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2800 Royal Avenue, Suite 207, Madison, WI. 53713 or American Cancer Society, 8317 Elderberry Road, Madison, WI 53717.

Visitation:
Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, and also at the chapel from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Service:
Funeral services will be held at SKAALEN HOME CHAPEL, 400 North Morris St., Stoughton, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, with the Rev. James Koza presiding.

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