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Obituary: Donald L. Goodman

Donald L. "Donk" Goodman

Donald L. “Donk” Goodman: 1956 – 2022

Donald L. Goodman (“Donk”) passed away in his home surrounded by family on June 5, 2022.

Don was born in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, on December 18, 1956, to Dean L. Goodman and Anna Rose Goodman. He had three siblings: Marlynn, Marlene, and John. They grew up on a farm in Diagonal, Iowa, where he graduated from high school in 1975. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army for three years. After he was honorably discharged, he returned to Iowa, where he met his wife, Laura Ellen Goodman. They were married on December 18, 1981. In 1984, they moved to Glenrock, Wyoming, where they raised their three children, Erin, Jodie, and Brandon.

Don spent many years working for Phipps Construction. He later took a job at NARM for Peabody, where he stayed until retirement.

Don enjoyed hunting and spending time in the mountains with family and friends.

His ashes will be laid to rest at his property in Esterbrook, Wyoming.

Don is survived by his wife Laura Goodman; his children Erin Goodman, Jodie Mcdonald, and Brandon Goodman; his brother John Goodman; his sisters Marlynn Stephens and Marlene Christensen; his mother Anna Rose Goodman; and his grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on June 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in Esterbrook, Wyoming.


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