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Donald L. Goodwin, age 75, of rural Stanton, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 25, 2012, at his home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice. The son of Elliott L. & Eleanor A. (Britzman) Goodwin, he was born on July 30, 1937 in Lansing and was a 1955 graduate of Greenville High School.

On December 16, 1961, in Greenville, he married Patricia M. Beck and together they enjoyed almost 51 years of marriage and raised two children. Don retired from Electrolux after 37 ½ years of service in the maintenance department and enjoyed traveling and “tinkering” in his garage.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife, Pat Goodwin of Stanton; their children, Amy Goodwin and Michael & Susan Goodwin, all of Greenville; three grandchildren, Angie Goodwin-Duran, Jennifer Panks, Roxann & Ian Burr; three great grandchildren, Trey Ingles, Ayeesha Ellis, and Kaidan Merlington; special friends, Bill Johnson and Brett Boltinghouse; and his beloved dogs and cats.

Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Lynda Dyke of Living Faith Family Church will officiate and burial will follow at East Montcalm Cemetery.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to Living Faith Family Church, the American Heart Association, or the American Kidney Foundation, are available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Don’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on October 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Ronald and Marcedes Johnson

    We are so sorry to hear about Donnie Goodwin. Our Payers and thoughts are with his family. May God grant hime eternal rest and peace in his Kingdom.
    May good Bless you all.
    Ron And Marcy



    Carl & Sylvia Losey

    We were so soory to hear about Don. You all will be in our prayers and thoughts.



    Gil and Joan Goodwin

    Dear Pat, Amy, Mike,Susan, and rest of your family

    I know my sadness and sense of loss can never equal yours.

    Don was my best friend and cousin when we were growing up.

    I wish for you to remember the good times.



    Gerald and Mary Ellen Tovatt

    Dear Pat, Amy, Mike, Susan. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s death. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. I always enjoyed so much seeing Don. His wry wit and intellect made for interesting conversations. I know how much he struggled with illness but you all provided him with the best care any person could ever want. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry



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