Photo courtesy of Anderson Funeral Home - DeKalb


Jan 16, 1934 - Mar 27, 2013

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Dear Elaine, Cherie, Mardy & Janet,
I just learned about John.
He had such a gentle and kind way of being. I had the honor of having him for Chemistry in High School. Moreso, he was such important man at our church. I always felt like he had so much wisdom, compassion. He was so considerate and kind to my mother. She truly loved him.
You are in our prayers. Love, Ellen Storm , Bob, David

Our deepest condolences to the family of John Goodwin. Jim enjoyed working with John and putting together workshops for elementary teachers in the area of chemistry. It was a huge learning experience. John was truly an outgoing and great teacher.
Jim and Lucy Wuchte

I will always remember Mr. Goodwin's love of chemistry---although as hard as he tried, he was never succussful in passing that love onto me. And I know that his prayers were answered as my lab partner and I never blew DKHS up. Interesting how a teacher of a subject a person doesn't care for and/or understand can make such a positive impact that person. I know he reached MANY students in a very positive way. What a wonderful trait.
Hold tight to your memories.

John was my golf coach for two years and Chem Study teacher my Jr. Year. He was a super nice guy and a great coach. I just wish I had been smarter to understand Chem Study. RIP Coach.

Dear Elaine and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your husband and father's passing. I am praying for the Lord's peace which passes all understanding to be with you all.
Cathy House

Elaine & daughters-
Am sorry to hear abut your condolences to you. If you need to talk, I'm here...the "loss wounds" are fresh for me too.

Dear Elaine and Family,
We were sorry to hear of John's passing.
I had the good fortune to meet and work with John through our time at the COUNTRY. He had a Solid Client base and his Customers were well serviced.
He was a joy to play golf and to spend time with. He truly was a Great Man with a Great Wife and Family.

Elaine & Girls,
John was my Chemistry Teacher and Golf Coach. Through the I years would see him at the golf course when he still played. He did taxes with us for senior through AARP Taxaide. He will be missed.
Dave Leifheit Sycamore

Elaine, Cherie, Mardy, and Janet: I think my original message didn't get posted so I try again. My deepest sympathies to all of you. I have the fondest memories of John, who put up with Cherie's kooky friends, including me. I specifically and fondly recall watching "White Christmas" at the Goodwin house. When Danny Kaye mentioned a "snood," all of us girls looked at each other, wondering what that meant. John, who happened to be walking through the family room at the...


JOHN's Obituary

John Alwyn Goodwin, 79, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at home.

Born January 16, 1934, in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of William L. and Eileen (Foley) Goodwin, John married Elaine F. Lebegue on March 9, 1957, at Highland, Illinois, home of her parents.


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