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Dean Goodman

Dean L. Goodman, son of John & Charity (Garner) Goodman, was born February 16, 1926 at home, west of Diagonal, Iowa. Dean graduated from Creston High School in 1944. In 1950, he was united marriage to Anna Rose Bolton in Afton, Iowa.

Dean worked several years on road construction. He was a mechanic and also operated the machinery paving roads. Dean and Anna Rose raised their children on a farm near Diagonal where he also farmed. Dean had an appreciation of animals and enjoyed his dogs and afternoon time with his cats.

Dean passed away May 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law brother Eldon Goodman; sister Nathena Hayden.

Dean is survived by his wife Anna Rose Goodman of Diagonal, IA; children Marilyn (Gary) Stephens of Diagonal, IA, Marlene (Larry) Christensen of Greenfield, IA, Don (Laura) Goodman of Glenrock, WY, and Jon (Lori) Goodman of Clearfield, IA; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to the Diagonal Community Building.

  • Open Visitation

    May 05, 2015
    1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    May 06, 2015
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    May 06, 2015
    10:30 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Wednesday May 06 2015

    Clearfield Cemetery

    Clearfield, IA


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Guestbook

Anna I am sorry to hear of Dean''s passing, never got to meet him but remember how you would talk about him and by that you knew you two were solid. Memories, family and friends will ease the loss. But remember how much love and fun there was making your life together. Remember the wonderful days together at the Greater a Community Hospital! Take Care Sherry Johnson

Posted by Sherry Johnson - Corning, IA - Friend   May 05, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dean. What can I say but we always looked forward to Garrett''s birthdays so we could see him. And my prays are with the family. Dean was a great guy. He will be missed. And Anna rose thank you for keeping my mom in line she so enjoys your company. R. I. P my friend d. Say high to my dad. Now you can have coffee together again

Posted by richard e Burgess - st chatles, IA - married into family kinda   May 04, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

It was only recently that I met Dean Goodman and after our first visit, he and Anna became family. We are distant cousins who didn''t feel "distant." We talked about our ancestors and he and Anna took me around to the many cemeteries in the area to show me the final resting place of those I had only heard about. He was proud of his Goodman family and the old photos, newspaper clipping and other memorabilia that had been passed down to him.

Dean had a sense of humor and a twinkle in his eyes. I could tell immediately that he was one of those men who we describe as "salt of the earth." He was a man you could trust, who knew how to put in a hard days work, and was willing to go the extra mile to help a friend (or a cousin).

I will miss him. He was the last living first cousin of my mother''s and with him gone, a generation is now gone. I am proud and lucky that I got to know him, even for the short time that we connected.

To his family, Anna and his children and grandchildren, you have my deepest sympathy. Linda

Posted by Linda Greenwood Hanson - Indianola, IA - Cousin   May 04, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM