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Lenord Merl Goodin

1927 - 2021



Lenord Merl Goodin, 94, of Roanoke passed away on June 6, 2021 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

Lenord was born on February 19, 1927 to Leonard and Mary (Logue) Goodin in Patoka, IL. Lenord was a veteran of World War II. He married Doris Jean Brown on April 9, 1949 in Clinton, IL.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Goodin; two sons, Merl (Pamela) Goodin of Washington, IL, Michael Goodin of Champaign, IL; four grandchildren, Nichole (Keith) Sanders of Dripping Springs, TX, Jonathan (Natalie) Goodin of Schertz, TX, Emily (Brandon) Isbell of Wauwatosa, WI, Lauren (Luke) Liescheidt of Washington, IL; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Dickman of Overland, MO; three sisters-in-law, Darlene Goodin of Sandoval, IL, Lena Goodin of Bagwell, TX, Donna Goodin of Shobonier, IL; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Geneva Hicks, Irene Hoppe, Marcella Heather, Maxine Sturgeon; and four brothers, John, Jim, Estel, and David Goodin.

Lenord worked at Caterpillar for 30 years, retiring from the Tech Center as an assembly technician in 1981. After retirement, he moved to his childhood home of Patoka where he pursued his love of hunting and fishing. Lenord and Doris hosted fish fry gatherings for family and friends for many years. He loved having their grandchildren come to stay for extended summer visits, teaching them to fish and enjoy the country lifestyle. He enjoyed woodworking and was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He loved his family above all and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

His family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke for their loving care.

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance - Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

Private family services will be held at a later date. Argo-Ruestman Harris is assisting family with arrangements Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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Susan Landreth

June 10, 2021 9:09 PM

The family of Slick & Lucille  Walker want to send our sympathy to your family.. Our dads had lots of great shared days of fishing and 'fish stories'. We were blessed with the best.. 

Lisa Goodin

June 9, 2021 10:19 PM

All my Love and Prayers Go out to Aunt Doris, Mike and His Family and Merl Dean and his family. Uncle Merl will b missed,and will b forever in heart. Love You All bunches. 💔❤

Nichole Sanders

June 9, 2021 6:49 PM

I remember everything grandpa taught me.  He was such a strong man.  I will miss him dearly.  He gave me the love of all animals.  I know he is in a better place looking down on us.  I pray my grandma doesn't hurt too bad.  I love you grandpa.  We are blessed to have you as long as we did. 

Becky White

June 9, 2021 11:27 AM

Merl and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your dad's passing.  I didn't know your dad worked at the Tech Center in research assembly. That's where my dad worked, too. 

Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke

June 8, 2021 12:30 PM

Our sympathy goes to all the family at this time of parting. We were glad to be of service to Lenord and all of you. He will certainly be missed at the Home.
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