Aggie J. (Mader) Gooden, age 54, of East Grand Forks, formerly of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
A funeral Mass took place Saturday June 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. Fr. Stan Mader was celebrant of the Mass, with Fr. Ken O’Hotto as assistant clergy.
Further Mass will take place Monday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Community in East Grand Forks, with Fr. Larry Delany as celebrant, and visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in East Grand Forks.
Casket bearers are Josh Guetzkow, Adam Guetzkow, Jared Schepers, Don Mader, Jerry Mader, Larry Mader, and Bob Mader.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.
Aggie was born Jan. 20, 1958, in Waconia, the daughter of Paul and Angeline (Bauer) Mader.
She was united in marriage to Robert M. “Bob” Gooden Feb. 26, 2006, in Las Vegas, NV.
Aggie loved her family first and foremost, always talking about them when she had the chance. She enjoyed every day working at her restaurant, Aggie’s Sunshine Café.
A very giving person, Aggie put a special touch on every event she was involved in. Her crafty nature and attention to detail led her to be successful in everything she did.
Aggie was very proud of the fact that Grand Forks Food Critic Marilyn Hagerty visited her restaurant more than once. She had a knack of spicing up the foods she prepared, especially her soups.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Mader; and mother-in-law, Lorraine Gooden.
Aggie is survived by her loving family; husband Bob; sons and daughters-in-law Josh and Lindsay Guetzkow of Watertown, and Adam and Melissa Guetzkow of Watertown; daughter Ashley Guetzkow and friend Jared Schepers of Plymouth; and grandson Benjamin Guetzkow.
She is further survived by her mother, Angeline Mader of St. Bonifacius; siblings and spouses, Don and Carol Mader of Arlington, Jerry and Lois Mader of Mound, Monica and Lewis Taylor of Chatfield, Larry and Darlene Mader of Howard Lake, Joan and Pat Lynch of Watertown, Mary and David Sandquist of Minnetrista, Linda and Greg Reinert of Watertown, and Bob Mader of Robbinsdale; father-in-law Karl Gooden of East Grand Forks; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Cheryl and Dennis Weber, Susan and Tim Johnson, all of East Grand Forks, Dave and Judy Gooden of Walker, John and Janet Gooden of Pennsylvania, and Nancy and Rick Compeau of East Grand Forks; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.