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Richard A. Goodinson

Obituary for Richard A. Goodinson

August 1, 1941 - March 21, 2017
Columbus, Wisconsin | Age 75


Richard A. Goodinson, 75, of Columbus passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Richard was born on August 1, 1941 and was raised in Kansas by his parents, Charles and Helen (nee James) Goodinson. He was married to Linda Lou Howe on January 7, 1960 in Columbus, WI. Richard was employed as a welder with Stainless Tank & Equipment in Cottage Grove and later in Beloit for many years. Afterwards, he was employed with E.K. Machine Co. until his retirement. After retirement, he continued to work part-time with John Deere and F&M Bank. Richard could also be seen around town mowing people's lawn or shoveling snow.

Richard was a member of the Columbus Fire Department. He was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. Richard will be remembered for his fun sense of humor.

Richard is survived by his children: Charles Goodinson of Beaver Dam, Kim (Gregg) Komplin of DeForest, Christine Goodinson of Pardeeville, and Janelle (Terry Anderson) Miller of Columbus; eight grandchildren: Ryan and Ross Goodinson, Jackie (Kim) Steffenhagen, Ryan (special friend, Danielle Stevens) Casanova, Jason Casanova, Tasha and Azaria Frederickson, and Savanna Miller; five great-grandchildren: Olivia, Mason, Riley, Chase, and Gracelynn; his sister-in-law: Darlene (Charles) Jones; his brother-in-law, Dave (Mary Lou) Howe; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Linda in 2004; three brothers: Gene, Marvin, and Russell; and his sister, Phyllis.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. The Rev. Robert Wilke will officiate. Inurnment will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Columbus at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Columbus Fire Department.

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