Gerald Goodman, 72, of Mt. Pulaski, died peacefully at 9:15 a.m. on April 8, 2017 at his home.
He was born at St. Clara’s Hospital in Lincoln on July 27, 1944; son of Carl J. and Olive M. (Pope) Goodman. He married Gloria J. Garrett on September 17, 1965. She survives him.
Also surviving are his daughters: Mary Viner and Gail Johnson; grandchildren: Benjamin and Daniel Goodman, Andrew and Joseph Viner, and Abigail Johnson; siblings; Alice (Hermie), Violet, Esther, Carl “Junior”, Linda, Marjorie, Susie, and Robert; also many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Jerald Wayne, and brothers: Dennis and Donald.
Gerald worked as a Corn Sheller, a factory worker, carpenter, realtor and appraiser, worked for Stetson China, Myers Industries, Local Council of Carpenter and Joiners, Albert Realty and ABC&G Real Estate and appraised many local homes.
Services for Gerald will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Zoila Marty officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday April 11, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service. Gerald was a lifelong member of Mt. Pulaski United Methodist Church and contributions may be made to the church in Gerald’s name In lieu of flowers.