John Richard Goins
1943 - 2020
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John Richard Goins
EAST PEORIA - John Richard Goins, 77, of Novinger, Missouri, formerly of East Peoria, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at his home. John passed during the height and onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that some of the restrictions are being lifted, his family would like to honor and celebrate his life with a visitation and memorial service.
Born April 18, 1943, in Harrisburg, Illinois, John was the son of Arlin and Ruth (Patton) Goins. On November 13, 1982, in East Peoria, IL, John was united in marriage to Debby Wytcherley.
John is survived by his wife, Debby; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Jill Goins of Germantown Hills, IL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberli and Bob Magnussen of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Kelli and Drew Moreton of St. Louis, MO; one step-daughter, Heather Parnham Sayers and husband, Darin, of Pekin, IL; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlin and Ruth Goins; and one sister, Sharron Meyer.
John was a graduate from East Peoria Illinois Community High School with the Class of 1961 and went on to take a two-year machine shop apprentice course. He was a supervisor at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Mossville, IL, for a number of years until his retirement. In 1996, John moved to Novinger to make his home. He loved playing pool and was on several pool teams in Kirksville and East Peoria, IL, taking 1st place in 1989 on a team that went to Nationals. John enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and son, and he was a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. John was a member of Kirksville Masonic Lodge #105.
A memorial service will be held at Gary Deiters Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior, beginning at 5 p.m.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Jun. 29 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
Dear Todd, Kelli, Kim, & families,
I still miss your Dad. If possible, he would do anything for me. Hed make himself available to place a new gizmo in my house, like a basement water pump. If he wasnt able to get to East Peoria, hed get on the horn & rally his East Peoria troops to rescue me, like a drop ceiling in the basement. Although I didnt need him that often, I could count on Johnny on the Spot. I could call & ask him how to get rid of a bat using the inside of my house as its race track. He directed me over the phone while having a good laugh. (Not funny John.) I know how much he loved all of you & how much you loved him. He was a hard worker, very precise. And an all around good guy. His home was always open to me. Im so glad that I knew your Dad. I couldnt have asked for a better brother-in-law that I called my brother.
Bev Karstensen
Beverly Karstensen
June 30, 2020
John was a great guy, terrific friend and a good man. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. I wish he could still be here today and be able to enjoy his antics. RIP my dear old friend.
Janice (Binkele) Taylor
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