Richard Goodale, 86

Richard Sidney Goodale, “Dick,” age 86, of Delano, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, peacefully with his family beside him.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. in the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the E. Mt. Olive Cemetery in Delano.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

He was born Dec. 3, 1934, to Bert and Virginia (Craighead) Goodale in Santiago, MN.

He was united in marriage to Carol Honebrink Jan. 16, 1954, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.

Dick attended Delano High School, and went onto a career in quality control, retiring from Washington Scientific Industries.

Dick, also known as “Papa,” was a faithful, loving, generous, friendly, and humorous individual. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, neighbor, and friend. You knew it by the way he lived out his life.

He cherished time spent together with family and friends, especially his loving wife of 67 years, Carol. Their commitment to one another was a symbol of their true love. Together, they enjoyed going to church, family gatherings, family trips, and vacations (especially Florida).

Together, they extended their love and generosity to many neighbors and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Virginia Goodale; brother, Wally; and sisters, Phyllis and Janice.

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Carol; children, Michael “Mickey” (Shari) Goodale, Evon (Craig) Baldy, Audrey Plotnik (Michael Heinzen), Danny (Christine) Goodale; 11 grandchildren, Aimee Merten, John (Crystal) Goodale, Mary Jo (Brandon) Hanna, Crissy (Eric) Wassermann, Bob (Jen) Baldy, Lynn Baldy (Dave Hecksel), Mandi (Pat) Carlson, Travis (Katherine) Plotnik, Danielle (Tyrone) Hess, Whitney Goodale, Kelsey Goodale; 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kenny Goodale, Joan (Cal) Ladd, Dennis (Marcia) Goodale, and Sandy (Harry) Cox.

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