Obit: Goodwin, Irvin (1903 - 1932)

Contact: Audrey Roedel


----Sources: Loyal Tribune 30 June 1932

Goodwin, Irvin (13 JUL 1903 - 21 JUN 1932)

Irvin Goodwin was born a short distance north of Greenwood July 13, 1903, and passed away June 21st, 1932 at the age of 28 years, 11 months and 8 days.

At the age of five years he moved with his parents to Loyal where he attended the Loyal Public School. Later he went to Greenville, South Carolina, where on December 23, 1922, he was united in marriage to Miss Pearl Greene of the same place. Here they made their home until the 6th of February, 1932, (?1922) when he returned with his wife to Loyal. In October 1924 they returned to South Carolina where they made their home until June, 1927 when they again returned to Loyal where they resided ever since.

To this union five children were born. Effie Wilma age eight, Daisy Virginia, age six, Mamie Lucila, age five, Irvin Jr. age three, and Glen Vern age nine months.

The deceased died from injuries caused by an accident late Tuesday afternoon June 21st, an account of which was published in our last issue. While employed by Clark County on a road graveling job, he accidentally fell under a moving truck and was fatally injured, passing away almost immediately after the accident occurred.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and five children; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goodwin of the village; three brothers, Ross of Whitefish, Montana, Edward of Phoenix, Arizona, Ashley of Black River Hills, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Floyd Smith of Loyal. Also a host of friends. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at @:30 in the home of his parents who reside here and in the Free Methodist Church at # o’clock, the Rev. C. F. Olson pastor of the church officiating. Interment took place in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Pall bearers were Gerald Bauer, James Gilbert, Howard Sturtz, Herbert Fensome, Edwin Cook and Howard Goodsell.

Those from away who attended the funeral included his brother Edward of Phoenix, Arizona, his brother Ashley and family, and Mrs. A. Bailey from Black River Falls.

Irwin Goodwin leaves a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He was a faithful worker, devoted to his family, conscientious in all of his dealings with his fellowmen and an ardent church member. We quote the following paragraph, a Tribute which was read by the Rev. Olson during the Funeral Services: "He was born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, the Word of God that liveth and abideth forever, in January 1929. He immediately joined the Free Methodist Church on Probation and six months later joined in full connection. Later God showed brother Goodwin the depth of inbred sin and his need to be made every whit Whole. And on the tenth of February 1932 he made his way with other seekers to the Altar where he sought God for a pure heart. We believe that God heard his prayer, saw that his consecration was complete and sanctified him wholly. He walked in all the light blameless. He felt that God had done so much for him, he was willing to do anything for God. He loved the Church, was much interested in her welfare, was very zealous to see sinners saved and very nobly bore his cross for his Master.



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