Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Henry "Hank" "Whiz" Goodsky Jr.


February 14, 2023

Henry "Hank" "Whiz" Goodsky Jr.

December 26, 1940 - February 11, 2023

Henry "Hank" "Whiz" Goodsky Jr., 82, of Nett Lake, MN passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at his home.

Hank was born in Nett Lake MN to Henry Sr. and Helen (Burnside) Goodsky. He attended Orr High School, and shortly after joined the Marine Corp in 1959. He honorably served his country for 4 years, and then another 2 years in the Marine Corp Reserves. After his service, he went to UMD, earning his Bachelor Degree in CD Counseling. He went on to teach at UMD as a CD counselor and as a teacher in Ojibwe culture. After leaving teaching, he became a carpenter, working for many companies; Bois Forte being his last before he retired.

In his younger years, Hank enjoyed duck hunting and ricing and was an avid basketball and softball player. He enjoyed bowling and loved to bring his kids with him to bowl. Hank loved to attend Pow Wows and often would MC and sing at the gatherings. Later in years, he enjoyed watching the game show network, and was a dedicated fan of the Vikings and the Twins.

Hank enjoyed laughing and making people laugh, and he liked to flirt with women. Hank's most treasured moments were time spent with his family and grandchildren. He was a lovable and adorable man; he will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank all the nurses at Cook and Virginia for taking such good care of Hank.

Hank was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter Karen Goodsky; brother Gene Goodsky; sisters: Alma Lumbar and Bonnie Guenthner; and grandson Dillon Goodsky Sr.

Hank is survived by his children: Leon (Yvonne) Goodsky; Lana (Vincent Ellis) Goodsky; Tammy Strong; Natalie Goodsky; Brandon (Nicole) Benner; Trasi Porter-Goodsky; Kelly King; Erica Johnson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces nephews; and the Barto family.

A Traditional Wake will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 starting at 5:00pm at the Bois Forte Government and Services Center. The Traditional Service will be held the next day on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:00am, also at the Bois Forte Government and Services Center.

Traditional Wake

Bois Forte Government and Services Center

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

5:00 PM

5344 Lakeshore Drive

Nett Lake, Minnesota 55772

Funeral Service

Bois Forte Government and Services Center

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

10:00 AM

5344 Lakeshore Drive

Nett Lake, Minnesota 55772


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023

Rendered 05/27/2023 09:34