timberland shoes for women Anne Goudschaal Obituary
COATSBURG, Ill. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at the home where she had lived the last few years of her life.
Anne was the sixth of 11 children, born Oct. 11, 1933, to Leo James Brown and Dorothy Hogan Brown on the family farm in rural Clayton. At age 6, Anne and her family moved to a farm on the Coatsburg Bigneck blacktop, where she later met and married Richard Lee Goudschaal on May 16, 1953, at Immanual Lutheran Church in Carthage. After their marriage, Anne and Richard resided in Bremerton, Wash., for one year. Navy, Anne moved back home with her in laws, John and Edna Goudschaal, to the family farm. Richard joined her there in 1955, and they spent the next 52 years raising a family of five children, farming, working and enjoying life together before retiring to Quincy in 2007.
Anne graduated from Unity High School in 1951, and enjoyed staying in touch with her classmates over the years. After graduating, she was employed by St. Mary Hospital in Quincy and Lutheran Homes Orphanage in Muscatine, Iowa, before becoming a Navy wife for four years. She later worked at Blessing Hospital, Grandview Manor Nursing Home and Central High School, where she served as head cook for many years before retiring to help with her grandchildren and enjoy life. Anne’s talents in caring for people and cooking were reflected in her job choices her entire life.
Upon her retirement from work in 1993, Anne and Richard enjoyed farm life, cared for and visited their beloved grandchildren and traveled. Anne was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Coatsburg and also attended St. James Lutheran Church during her time in Quincy. Her hobbies included cards, dominoes, word search puzzles, solitaire and bird watching. Anne’s most favorite pastime was shopping for shoes, purses, jewelry and clothing. She also went on many shopping trips with her dear friends over the years. Anne never met a stranger, and could talk to anyone. Even after moving to Timber Point, she spent her time checking on and visiting with her neighbors and the nursing staff and helping as needed. Anne was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to being a great cook, she made fantastic cookies and candies. Anne never let anyone leave her home without feeding them and giving motherly advice.
Surviving are her son, Rick (Kristy) Goudschaal of Tucson, Ariz.; her daughters, Debra (David) McClanahan of Coal Valley, Karen Foster (Chris Scott) of Jacksonville and Kelly Delgado Goudschaal (Angie) of Amarillo,
Texas; and her daughter in law, Rose Goudschaal of Bowen. Anne is also survived by her grandchildren, Megan Goudschaal of Chandler, Ariz., Dustin (Kate) Goudschaal of Portland, Ore., Chelsie Goudschaal of Tucson, Elisabeth (Vick) Rumende of Westmont, Andrew McClanahan of Moline, Josh (Susan) Goudschaal of Ursa, Jennifer LeeAnne Carl (Nick) of Jacksonville, Jordan Foster of Jacksonville, Gracyn and Caton Goudschaal and Karter and Ava Delgado Goudschaal of Amarillo, Texas, James (Leann) Grafton of Colmer, Aaron Coffman (Mandy) of Quincy and Kasey Coffman of Bowen. Also surviving are her seven great grandchildren, Taylor and Skylor Goudschaal, Bailee Foster, Waylon Carl, Calvin Rumende, and Sullivan and Gabrial Preston; Anne’s two sisters, Velta Bartz of Quincy and Joy (Kenny) McPeak of Blandinsville; her brother, Richard (Candace) Brown of Quincy; and two brothers in law, John Goudschaal of Quincy and Ray Kerker of Mendon. Anne is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Anne was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 60 years, Richard Goudschaal, and her son, Kevin Goudschaal. She was also preceded in death by her parents; in laws; three sisters, Violet DeWitt, Orphia Meier and Mabel Petty; four brothers, Cecil (Kathryn), George, Ronald (Betty) and Max Brown. Her sisters in law, Laurita Goudschaal and Margaret Kerker; a brother in law, Gene Bartz; and several nieces and nephews also preceded her in death.