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Jack Goodale

Jackie Dean (Jack) Goodale was born June 6, 1945 in Clearfield, Iowa to Charles and Phyllis (Morey) Goodale. Jack passed away on March 17, 2020 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Jack attended Clearfield and Maloy schools, which he later graduated from Mount Ayr Community School in 1964. He was active in Mount Ayr FFA and the Maloy Shamrocks 4-H Club throughout school. Jack always had a contagious laugh and enjoyed picking on you. Jack enjoyed showing cattle and received Grand Champion many times with his Herford Cattle. In the fall of 1964, he attended Mason City Auctioneering School. After attending auctioneering school, he was an auctioneer for G & G Auction Company which he owned and operated with his dad.

On February 28, 1965, Jack married Diane Denney. Three children were born in this marriage: Michael Dean, Jackie Lynn, and Tammy Renee. They later divorced. Jack enjoyed camping, riding horses, and checking cows with his children. The horse riding would sometimes be interesting like when he was riding Diamond and Diamond decided to take Jack underneath the clothesline, knocking him off! He taught his kids how to drive the tractor at a young age so he could ride in the wagon behind it and throw corn out to the cows in the wintertime. He kept Reese’s candy bars and a pop in his fridge for his grandkids when they stopped by to visit. Jack raced go-carts in Allendale, MO.

In February of 1967, Jack joined the Army Reserves and went to basic training in Washington. He served for 6 years in the Army Reserves. He farmed for several years and worked at sale barns in the area as an auctioneer and as a ring man. He also traveled as a cattle buyer for several years. With him working around sale barns, Jack would bring home many different animals for the children. They will never forget “Blue” the Brahma cow. When the kids would go to the field with Jack, he would pack peanut butter and cheese sandwiches for them to eat.

Jack is survived by his daughters Jackie (Marty) Schnoor of Mount Ayr, IA and Tammy (Doug) Martin of Davis City, IA; five grandsons Trevin Martin, Darin Martin, Tyler Martin, Weston Schnoor, and Caleb Schnoor; very special cousins Bob (ReNa) Bailey of Diagonal, IA and Sandy Bailey of Indianola, IA; brother-in-law Gary Sheets of Savanna, MO; many nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his son Mike Goodale; parents Charles & Phyllis Goodale; sister Leila (Sue) Sheets; grandparents Bart & Irene Goodale, Harry & Reva Morey; aunt & uncle Dick & Adra Bailey.

Because of COVID-19, the services & burial for Jack are private. You can show support for Jack’s family by stopping by Armstrong Funeral Home on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 and sign his register book.

A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.

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With deepest sympathy for the family of Jack Goodale. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Barber Mar 25 2020 12:00 AM

Sending sincere sympathy and condolences- your dad sure liked to have fun- we had some good times when you guys were neighbors! Marty and Shawn Cameron

Shawn Cameron Mar 21 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's death. the video tribute was such a nice way to celebrate his life. Please know that I am thinking of you. God bless you all. Sharon Hubbard

Sharon Hubbard Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM

Wonderful pictures. Jack was one of a kind with a smile Ill never forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tina Vanderflught and family Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM

Bill and I always enjoyed seeing Jack when we would visit friends at Clearview Nursing Home. When it was warm outside we would take him outside with us. Bill and Jack would reminisce about the time they spent together in the Army. When we were about ready to go home I would persuade Jack to do some "auctioneering " . He still had it, he never missed a lick. We will truly miss seeing him when we go there.

bill and deb sickels Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM

Jack.and dad together at the fair's was unforgettable what one didn't think of the other one did the kids loved to be around both of them

Barbara Clark Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM

Jack made me laugh everyday that I worked. I loved his ornery sense of humor! So sorry for your loss.

Jolinda Allen Mar 19 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Jack's passing. Sympathy to all his family.

Steve & Peggy Worthington Mar 19 2020 12:00 AM

Jack was an awesome man be missed by many Buddy & Carolyn Hall

Buddy Hall Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about this Tammy & Jackie. Jack was one of a kind!

Stacey Davenport Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

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