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1914 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Stanley E. Goodwin was born on October 5, 1914 in Hiawatha, Kansas to Edward and Edna (nee Smith) Goodwin. He passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 in Arlington Heights. Stan graduated from Kansas State University before serving as an Army Corps of Engineers officer in the Pacific theater during World War II. He became an expert in design, innovation, and safety for concrete products during his career as a structural engineer for Portland Cement Association. Upon retirement he and his wife Rachael moved to Luther Village in Arlington Heights. He was an avid woodworker, a gardener, a volunteer for St. Peter's Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Home, and a beloved friend to many. He was known for his willingness to serve and putting others' needs before his own. His family and his faith in Christ were constants in his life. Stanley is survived by his children, Richard (Lucrecia) Goodwin and Suzanne (Peter) Goff; his granddaughters, Shelley McGregor, Sara (David) Gleason and Stefanie Goodwin; his great-grandchildren, Cullen Irwin, Cooper Irwin and Ainsley Gleason; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Rachael Goodwin; and his sisters, Marjory (the late George) Bearg, Mildred Goodwin, Frances (the late Jere) Miller and Virginia (the late Dale) Mustoe. Celebration of Life Memorial service: 2:00 pm Thursday, May 29, 2014 followed by a reception at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive St., Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church. Funeral information and condolences can be given at or 847-253-0168.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 25, 2014
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