Walter Henry Goodwin Walter Henry Goodwin

Goodwin, Walter Henry Walter Henry was born April 10, 1928 to Lloyd and Marion (Will) Goodwin in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Walt passed away peacefully at home at the age of 93 on January 14, 2022. Walter married JoAnn McIsaac, his high school sweetheart, in 1949. JoAnn passed in 2019. His five siblings also preceded Walt in death, including Don, Ellen, Gene, Marilyn, and Dan. Walter is survived by children Scott (Donita) and Dianne (Tracie); grandchildren Todd (Michelle), Cori (Mike), Rich (Carrie) and Dawn (Chad); and great grandchildren Makayla, Zakary, Kaylee, Layne, Lylli, Mickey, Olivia, and Vivian. Also surviving Walt are many much-loved nieces and nephews. Family was everything to Walt and JoAnn. Walt enlisted in the Army after high school and served in Japan during WWII. He worked at the Star Tribune for 35 years as a photoengraver. After retiring, Walter spent time in his woodworking shop, crafting treasures for his family, friends, and church. Walt and JoAnn were charter members at Christ Lutheran Church and had many dear friends there. Walt was gentle, loving, giving, creative, and above all else so very kind. He was interested and curious about other people and the world, reading the Star-Trib every day, and sharing articles he thought would be of interest with others. He and his daughter made a delicious Rustic Tomato Tart using a recipe he'd found. He was always active: gardening, doing yard work, shoveling snow, and taking walks, where he was happy to stop and visit with neighbors. He loved people. Those who knew Walt knew love. A celebration of Walt's life will be held May 21st at Christ Lutheran Church, with visitation at 10, a service at 11, with lunch to follow. At 2 pm, Walter will be buried with military honors at Morningside Cemetery with JoAnn at his side, as they always were in life. Please follow this link… to find the service via Zoom. Gearhart 763-755-6300