Richard L. "Rich" Goudschaal, 82, of Quincy, formerly of Coatsburg, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 15, 2013) at St. Vincent's Home in Quincy.
Born Nov. 15, 1931, in LaPrairie, Richard was a son of John and Edna L. Veach Goudschaal. He married Anne Brown May 16, 1953, in Carthage. She survives.
Richard was a lifelong farmer in the Coatsburg area and also worked at the Paloma FS for 37 years. After his retirement he worked at Abbott Machine Shop for a year and a half.
Richard was well known in the Coatsburg community. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with his family and friends. He also enjoyed playing card games, was an avid supporter of the Red Cross, and was an active leader with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Little League, Pony League and PTA, and enjoyed keeping score for the Camp Point girls basketball team. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed working as a carpenter, mechanic, plumber and electrician; building grain bins and machine sheds; and could do just about anything.
Mr. Goudschaal was a 60-year member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Coatsburg where he was active as secretary, deacon and usher. After moving to Quincy, Richard attended Christ Lutheran Church in Quincy.
Richard attended school for 12 years at Bethel in Adams County, two years at Augusta High School, one year at Mendon High School, and one year at Maplewood High School in Camp Point. He was active in sports and lettered in baseball, basketball and track. He also played on numerous softball teams and enjoyed hunting and trapping. He also loved western music.
Mr. Goudschaal served his country in the U.S. Navy
from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War
Surviving in addition to his wife are their children, Rick Goudschaal (Kristy) of Tucson, Ariz., Debra McClanahan (David) of Coal Valley, Kevin Goudschaal (Rosie) of Camp Point, Karen Foster and her special friend, Chris Scott, of Jacksonville, and Kelly Goudschaal and her special friend, Angie Delgado, of Amarillo, Texas; 14 grandchildren, Megan Goudschaal of Gilbert, Ariz., Dustin Goudschaal (Kate) of Spokane, Wash., Chelsie Goudschaal of Tucson, Elisabeth McClanahan of Coal Valley, Cpl. Andrew McClanahan of Quantico, Va., Joshua Goudschaal (Susan) of Ursa, James Grafton (LeeAnn) of Colmar, Aaron Coffman of Quincy, Kasey Coffman of Quincy, Jennifer and Jordan Foster of Jacksonville, and Gracyn, Caton and Karter Goudschaal of Amarillo, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Skylor, Sullivan, Gabriel and Bailee; and his brother, John W. Goudschaal of Quincy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Kerker.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jill Flynn and the Rev. Gayle Pope. Burial with military honors will follow at Graymount Cemetery in Coatsburg.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.
MEMORIALS: Graymount Cemetery.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home, Camp Point