Donald Howard “Green Jeans” Goodall, 80, of Alhambra died on Friday, March 6, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family while under hospice care.
The family will hold a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 at Glenview Church of the Nazarene in Glen Carbon, with Pastors Chuck Wiegand and Richard Unger officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Pontoon Beach.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1934 in St. Jacob to Charles E. and Leona Louise (Essenpreis) Goodall. On Nov. 28, 1964, he married Glenda Sue Kingston in Marine. She survives in Alhambra.
Mr. Goodall was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as a laborer from Local 397 after more than 50 years of service. He was also a lifelong area farmer, a Mason in the Marine Lodge and a member of the Marine Liars Club and held several positions for Marine Township, including trustee, business agent and township supervisor. He was a wood worker and loved cutting grass for everyone.
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He is also survived children, Sandy (Richard) Horn of Belleville, Joe (DeeAnne) Goodall of Highland, Brenda (Gene Eader) Goodall of Alhambra, David (Debbie) Goodall of Granite City, Rhonda (Paul) Wiegand of Alhambra and Chris (Carrie) Goodall of Alhambra; grandchildren, Karen (David) Gianoulis, Jennifer (Dan Urnikis) Listello, Heather (Brad) Frailey, Angela (Jim Crawley) Goodall Haines, Donald Jason Goodall, Jaimee Sue Bast, Denise (Bryon) Bennett, David Jay Goodall, Adam (Gracie) Goodall, Andrew Goodall, Kelsey (Forrest) Riggs, Sarah Wiegand, Emily Wiegand, Nicholas Wiegand, Amber Glynn, Kayla (Jered) Littlefield, Kyle Littlefield, Corinne (Alex Guyer) Goodall, Kelli Littlefield, Clayton Goodall and Cole Goodall; great-grandchildren, Loren Ransom, Joey and Cali Mackey, Hanna and Alyssa Listello, Kate, Kailey, Leah and Evan Urnikis, Isabelle and Paige Frailey, Chaya Haines, Camille Crawley, Brianna Collins, Kain, Body, MaKenna, Xanthe and Rhayna Goodall, Jordan and John Campbell, Natalie, Kaylee and Bryon Bennett, Alix and Miah Goodall, Kyree and Landyn Richardson, Boston and Lawson Goodall, Brylee and Evan Riggs, Shelton and Keeley Black, Gage Glynn, Kara and Serafina Littlefield; a brother, Robert (Linda) Goodall of Normal, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James E. Goodall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Siteman Cancer Center or Hospice of Southern Illinois.