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Clinton "Butch" Leroy Goodwin


Clinton "Butch" Leroy Goodwin

May 23, 1940 - July 6, 2016

Clinton Leroy "Butch" Goodwin 76 of Bagley, MN died on Wednesday, July 6,2016 at the Sanford Bagley Medical Center in Bagley.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Faith Hill Assembly of God Church in Bagley, MN. with Pastor John Swanson officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:30-7:30 PM at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will also be for one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at the Bagley City Cemetery in Bagley, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with the arrangements.

Clinton "Butch" was born May 23, 1940 at Rice Lake, Minnesota the son of Thomas and Bessie (Hill) Goodwin. He attended school in Rice Lake, Naytwahwaush, and Bagley. He obtained his GED in 1970. He attended the Detroit Lakes Vo-tech majoring in small engine repair. Clinton married

Gloria McDougall on June 12, 1965 in Bagley. They had three children- David Goodwin who died in 1995; Suzanne ( Jeff) Vivier who resides in Bagley and Maxine (William) Rousu of Bagley. Clinton has a son- Tony Hoppe of Apple Valley, California. Eight Grandchildren- Katie, Nicole, Bryce, Faith, Kaden, Ana, Linda, and Javier. Five Great Grandchildren- Tony, Sophie, Lillie, McKenzie, Gabriel and Stella. His sisters- Luella (Eugene) Iverson and Denise (Vernon) Iverson both of Bagley. His brothers- Marcell (Janice) Goodwin, Dan Goodwin, Cleve (Deborah) Goodwin, Darrell (Joyce) Goodwin, Larry Goodwin, and Alvis Goodwin.

He was preceded in death his son- David, his parents- Thomas and Bessie Goodwin, Sisters- Beverly Midbo, Marcie Halvorson and grandson- Freddie Escamille.

Clinton worked for Borgerding Lumber from 1965-1970. He worked as a home school co-ordinator in the Bagley school in 1971. He worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation as a highway maintainer and heavy equipment operator from 1972 until retiring due to ill health in 1997.

His children and grandchildren were the love of his life. He spent most of his life with them. He enjoyed helping people and also served on the board of Faith Hill assembly of God Church. Clinton had a unique sense of humor and loved to tease. His humor will be missed.

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