Donald “Green Jeans” Howard Goodall, 80, of Alhambra, died at 9:38 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family while under hospice care.
He was born Aug. 1, 1934, in St. Jacob, the son to the late Charles E. and Leona Louise (Essenpreis) Goodall.
On Nov. 28, 1964, he and Glenda Sue Kingston were married in Marine. She survives in Alhambra.
Don was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as a laborer from Local No. 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 Liar’s 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.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six 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; 21 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; 37 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; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James E. Goodall.
The family will hold a celebration of Don’s life at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Glenview Church of the Nazarene in Glen Carbon with Pastors Chuck Wiegand and Richard Unger officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Siteman Cancer Center OR Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.