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Obituary: Donavon Harold Goodwick

Donavon Harold Goodwick, July 24, 1933 - Dec. 8, 2012.

Information by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home:

Donavon Harold Goodwick, age 79 of Sandwich passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the Hillside Rehab & Care Center in Yorkville. He was born on July 24, 1933 in Sheridan, the son of Harold “Bub” and Elverta (Johnson) Goodwick.

Donavon was united in marriage on Nov. 3, 1990 in Sandwich, to Judith Davis and they spent the next 22 happy years together. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, step-father, step-grandfather and step-great-grandfather.

Mr. Goodwick served his country proudly as a member of the United States Army, where he performed in the 5th Army Band. He was formerly employed as a salesman with Coffman Truck Sales in Aurora. Donavon was a very talented musician and played for many years in his father’s band, “Bub and the Boys”, throughout the area. He was also a longtime member of the Leland Masonic Lodge as well as a Shriner.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Goodwick of Sandwich; his children, Kristy (Bill) Dewey of Leland, Sherri (Dean) Chionis of Geneva, Julie Goodwick of Aurora; his step-children, Michael Knierim of Casey, Doug (Debbie) Knierim of Casey, Bill (Christie) Knierim of Batavia and Linda (Kevin) O’Kane of Skokie; his five grandchildren; his eight step-grandchildren; his two great-granddaughters and his one step-great-grandson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bub and Elverta Goodwick.

Friends may visit from 12:30 -2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at the Nelson Funeral Home & Crematory, 1275 South Countyline Rd., Sandwich. A Masonic Service will then take place at 2:30 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. Memorial Service. Interment will be private.

Memorials in Donavon's name may be directed to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (815) 786-6461.

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