Kenneth Goodman

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Kenneth Lowell Goodman, 76

Kenneth Lowell Goodman, 76

FOWLER — Kenneth (Kenny) L. Goodman, 76, of Fowler, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,

at 3:40 pm. at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 10, 1936 in

Earl Park, In. He was the son of the late Leonard and Alma (Winner) Goodman.

He attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from Fowler High School in 1954.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fowler and the Sacred Heart M.A.S.H. club.

He married Janet R. Bessler at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Remington, In. on June 21, 1958.

She died of cancer on February 28, 1986. On January 16, 1987, he married Judith A. Windler at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fowler, In., and she survives.

Kenny started working for his father, Leonard, in 1947, when he was 11 years old at his dad's Sinclair Service Station in Fowler. He then worked for his dad as a mechanic at the Shell Service Station they built in Fowler in 1960.

In his teen years, he was very active in go-kart racing in Fowler. In the 60's, Kenny ventured into drag racing and built cars and entered races all over the country.

Kenny was a member of the Air Force Reserve from 1957 to 1962, when he was activated during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was also a member of the Fowler American Legion, Post 57.

He started working as a rural mail carrier at the Fowler Post Office in 1959 and retired in 1999, with over 40 years of service. He was a member of the NRLCA.

Kenny enjoyed elk archery hunting in Colorado, and made many trips there with friends over a twenty year period. He was a member of the Benton Co. Bow Club.

Kenny took up golf when he was 50 years old. He was a member of the Benton County Country Club and took frequent golf trips with friends to Florida.

He had a trailer at Raccoon Lake and he and Judy loved to boat and fish there. After retiring, they enjoyed traveling with friends and family. One of his favorite trips was a cruise to Alaska.

Kenny's greatest passion was flying. He built his first airplane, a CGS Hawk, from a kit in his garage. He flew mainly experimentals and ultralights, including a Avid Mk-IV and Titan Tornado.

He was an active member of the Hoosier Flyers EAA ultralight club, AOPA, and EAA, and he was very proud when he received his sport pilot license.

He is survived by his wife, Judy and one sister, Velda Deno. When he and Judy married, he became a loving father to Michael Windler, Lori (Andrew) Satz, Lisa (Bradford) Zampa, and Mark (Jenny) Windler. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren: Corey and Dylan Windler, Andrew, Rachael, Cade and Alexa Satz, Dominick, Zachary and Broderick Zampa, Jake and Luke Windler.

Other survivers include nieces and nephews: Charles (Kathy) Deno, Christine (James) Remsburg, Cynthia (David) Eberhardt, John (Sonja) Deno, Denise (Matthew) Rosenbarger, and Joseph (Laurie) Deno, Timothy, Eric, and Andrea Bessler. Also, Douglas (Danielle) Lynch, Robert (Aileen) Bilyeu and Matthew (Kristy) Bilyeu, Ashlyn and Dustin Moore, James (Stephanie) Windler, and Melissa Windler. Also other family members are his mother-in-law, Evelyn Boren, 2 sisters-in-law: Linda (Timothy) Bilyeu and Mary Kristine (John) Moore, and 3 brothers-in-law, Jerry (Scottie) Lynch, Thomas (Carolyn) Bessler and

James (Nancy) Windler. Great nieces and nephews include: Ryan (Julianne) Andrews, Elizabeth (Joseph) Sanford, Trevor (Ashton) Andrews, and Trent Remsburg, David (Kaity) Eberhardt and Amanda (Martin) Benner, Joseph and Faith Deno, Mattie, Mary Lou and Morris Jackson, Morgan, Macey and Jacob Matson, Janelle, Colette, and Marissa Rosenbarger, Ella, Paige, and Samuel Deno, Trent (Wendy) Bell and Seth Bell, Jordan Lynch, Finnegan and Emily Bilyeu, and Emma, Jack and Sam Windler. Great-great nieces and nephews include: Zackary Benner, Nicolas, Lincoln, and Olivia Sanford, Kennedy Andrews, Mia, T.J. and Ivy Bell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Janet, a brother-in-law, Cecil Deno, father-in-law, Enos Boren, and a sister-in-law, Barbara Lynch.

Kenny lived a wonderful 76 years and had a very full life. He was a hard worker, a good and decent man,and he was very strong in his Catholic faith. Kenny was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

He was very much loved and greatly missed.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 10, from 4 pm. to 8 pm, with rosary service at 4 pm. at Windler Funeral Home, Fowler. Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 11, at 10 am. at Sacred Heart Church, Fowler, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church or School.

Published in the Journal & Courier on Mar. 7, 2013
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