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OBIT: Jack Goodale

This news story was published on November 27, 2018.
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Jack Dean Goodale, age 65, of Stacyville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 26, 2018, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center Emergency Room in Osage.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Osage with Rev. Cindy S. Krause and Pastor Bryan Odeen officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery at Little Cedar, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.

Jack was born August 18, 1953, in Osage, Iowa, the son of Vernon and Marlene (Emerson) Goodale. He graduated from Riceville High School in 1971. On May 13, 1978, Jack married Darla Walling at Trinity Lutheran Church in Osage. They farmed on the family farm near Little Cedar, and Jack was also employed by the Iowa DOT, retiring in 2014. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Jack loved spending time with his children and granddaughters. He was very fond of animals, and enjoyed going to cow sales, caring for his cowherd, watching beef judging at the Iowa State Fair, attending horse races and bull riding events. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jack was a huge sports fan and rooted for Iowa, Iowa State, UNI, the Vikings, the Seahawks, and the Twins.

Jack is survived by his wife, Darla Goodale of Stacyville; his children, Erik Goodale of Ames, April (Ryan) Hannam and their daughters, Grace and Jenna, of Cedar Falls, and Abby Goodale (fiancé, Michael Palsic) of Mosinee, Wisconsin; his mother, Marlene Goodale of Little Cedar; sisters, Joyce Huisman of Forest City, Jolene (Gary) Hemann of Osage, JoAnn (Max) Huntley of Adams, Minnesota, Jeanette (Mike) Mayer of Stacyville, Janice Foster of Riceville, and Jody (Mark) Osmundson of Adams, Minnesota; father-in-law, Darrold Walling of Marshall, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Lon (Jean) Walling of Milroy, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Marilyn Walling of Kennebec, South Dakota; and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his father, Vernon Goodale; Darla’s mother, Alpha Walling in 1962; mother-in-law, Marcella Walling; brothers-in-law, Gary Foster, Dan Walling and Ken Walling; and infant brother-in-law, Todd Walling.

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home   641-732-3706

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