October 04, 1944 - April 19, 2021
Roger Goodwin , age 76, of Quincy, died Monday, April 19, 2021, at 9:46 am in Blessing Hospital.
Roger was born October 4, 1944 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Ernest and Clara Crabby Goodwin.
Roger was a 1962 graduate of Quincy High School. He lived in Champaign, IL, for a number of years before returning to Quincy. He worked many years for Niemann Foods. He started at 16 years old as a stock boy and worked his way up into an Executive management position. He was a very hard worker and had an amazing work ethic; something he expected from those around him as well.
Roger was an avid college sports fan. The Fighting Illini, Mizzou, and the Big 10 were among his favorites. He loved being on the water; boating, water skiing, etc., and anything that had to do with it. Roger was very competitive and loved playing games, especially cards. He loved betting when he played. He was also a lover of golf. Roger had a larger than life personality and was always the life of the party. He would often tease his friends and family in a playful, light-hearted way. He was the best father, grandpa, and uncle you could ask for. Roger will be remembered for many things, most of all is that he made everything fun, he always made you smile.
Survivors include: his companion, Joyce Worman of Quincy; three children, Robin Goodwin Gutzler of New Canann, CT, Brennan Matthew Goodwin of Bloomington, IL, and Brooke Elizabeth Kodman of Peoria, IL; five grandchildren, Jack Dalton, Kate Gutzler, and Logan, Nora, and Zoey Kodman; a sister, Barbara Goodwin Swartz of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Loretta (Weedy) Goodwin of Quincy; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Barb and Larry Stratton; and life long friend, Jim Long.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; and 12 siblings, Bernadine Edmondson-Garl, Margaret Parson, Catherine Glas, Harvey Goodwin, Art Goodwin, Emma Phillips, Betty Jobe, Edward Goodwin, Wilbert (Will) Goodwin, Donna McGrury, and Phyllis and Joyce Goodwin in infancy.
Visitation: 4:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please wear a mask if attending. There will be no service.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Transitions of Western Illinois. Memorial Donations may be made online at https://memorials.hansenspear.com
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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