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Larry Goodwin

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Larry Goodwin, age 75, of Fredericksburg, IA died Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Sumner, IA. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in Fredericksburg with Certified Celebrant Drew Johnson presiding at the service. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Larry Dean Goodwin was born January 11, 1944 in Waterloo, IA, the son of Francis and Jenny (Hanson) Goodwin. In 1955, his family moved to their farm near Fredericksburg. Larry went to school in Fredrika before transferring to Fredericksburg where he graduated from in 1962. After graduation he worked making golf balls in Waterloo for a short period before enlisting in the United States Army. He served his time in Germany and truly enjoyed his time there. He was a tank driver and he also serviced the tanks and other heavy machinery. Larry always claimed to be claustrophobic which didn't add up with driving a tank. Larry enjoyed the daily life of serving in the military and loved the countless friends he made along the way. He married Audrey Quass on December 10, 1988 in Fredericksburg at the United Peace Church. He retired from John Deere after thirty years on January 31, 2004. In Larry's free time he enjoyed golfing, fishing trips to Canada, Colorado, Yellowstone and Texas. Audrey and Larry spent many winters in Texas and making new friends along the way. He also enjoyed hauling grain in the semi for Dean Rowe Trucking. Larry is survived by his wife, Audrey of Fredericksburg, IA; one son, Edward (Jessica) Hartson of Cedar Falls, IA; mother-in-law, Rosie Quass of Frederika, IA; sister in laws, Lynette (Larry) Bond, Mary (David) Brower; brother in law, Rodney Quass; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ramona Beatty, Portia Moon; father-in-law, Wayne Quass; sister-in-law, Kristy Ogilvie.

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  1. Uncle Larry you was a jolly guy and liked to laugh a lot and joke around. I remember you Always called me kid whenever you saw me. I remember playing cards,family get together,Always visiting with you when you had the gas station! We didn’t talk much these past few years but Always remember I loved you and your truly going to be missed…😘😘

  2. Truly going to miss you old man!! Known you most of my life. Glad I could help you out when I could and don’t worry, I’ll be there for Audry yet whenever she needs help. Rest easy short shit!!

  3. My heart broke for you when I read the news. My thoughts and prayers have been with you, Audrey, for your healing and return to good health, even as you grieve the loss of your loved one. (I’ll be moving to Janesville soon & want you to know I’m close if you need anything from an old friend who understands your hurt.) Pastor Audrey Westendorf Young

  4. Certainly going to miss you Uncle Larry! Going to miss our “discussions” at the picnic table and your deck Nobody makes liver and onions like you did. You were certainly one of a kind. Audrey we will be here to help anyway we can. Love you.

  5. Audrey, I am sorry for your loss and pray for healing in the days to come and all the support you need.

  6. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dena and Zac Palmer

  7. You have our deepest sympathy. Garrett and I enjoyed visiting with Larry often when he would cruise over to my Grandpa Charlie’s on his lawn mower to chat a while and “supervise” whatever project we would be working on. He always had a good story to tell and an unforgettable laugh. Garrett & Abbie Raum

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