Vernon Goodman

Posted Online: Aug. 23, 2014, 9:03 pm
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Vernon Goodman, 91, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at UnityPoint Trinity in Rock Island.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 25, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. Services will be Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in National Cemetery on Arsenal Island, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.
Vernon Goodman was born June 12, 1923, in Belle, Mo., to Perry W. and Octavia Hancks Goodman. On July 9, 1971, in Marceline, Mo., he married Dorothy Johnson, who preceded him in death.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Belgian Theater during WWII. He retired from John Deere Plow Planter Works and was a member of the U.A.W. He was an ardent outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. For 35 years, he went elk hunting in Colorado, his last hunting trip at the age of 80. He was a builder. He liked keeping up with current events, and he especially loved helping anybody and everybody.
Survivors include children, Jacqueline (Tim Miller) Goodman, of Milan, Raymond Goodman and Terry Goodman, both of Galesburg, Vernon L. Goodman, of East Moline, Pam Long, of Milan, Mark Johnson, of Sherrard, Sherri (Dennis) Scrutchfield, of Coal Valley, and Brenda (Jim) Pyrz, of Swisher, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, a son-in-law, and a great-grandson.
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