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“Thanks for sharing so many years loving all of us at St. Marys. We sure loved you, Cork. You will be missed, but we know the face of God is awaiting...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jean Spohn - Dixon, IL - coworker

“Thank you to all for your Condolences & Sympathy. My Dad's light shined so bright, that everyone he came in contact with, their lives were...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jeffery Goodell - Bettendorf, IA

“JudyI'm so very sorry to hear this.Such a sweet man.My prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Crowe - Prophetstown, IL

“You were one of the nicest , kindest person I know and you Cork will never be forgotten . Every time I cross in front of St. Marys I will always...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Josie Almassy - Dixon, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of Cork's passing. I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to Judy and the kids, my thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis Wittenauer - Athens, AL

“Jude and family, So sorry to hear of Corks passing. May God wrap His arms around you all in this difficult time. We will be praying for you. Hugs and...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: linda Allison - Rock Falls, IL

“My heart is saddened with knowing that Cork has left this world. He is a gentle loving man with a heart of Gold. It is almost to hard to believe. My...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Crossley - Apollo Beach, FL

“Cork you will be greatly missed! Cork Goodell was a beloved family member. He was full of love and kindness. Our entire family is saddened by his...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ronnie and Anna Crossley - Polo, IL

“Sending my condolences to "Corks" family & friends. Had the pleasure of working with him for 25 years at NSW. I will always remember Cork as being a...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Randy Johnson - Columbia City, IN

“"Cork" thank you for always being a friend, for always showing me that kindness is key, and for always putting a smile on my face. I talked to you...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Olivia Walter - Dixon, IL

“My condolences to Corks family . I knew him through his service to St Marys school. He was always such a great guy . Hell truly be missed . ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Langenfeld-Kessen - Dixon

“Cork and I started at St. Mary's the same year. I always knew I could count on him for anything I needed in my classroom, and even more importantly,...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Campbell - STERLING, IL

“Cork was so nice and kind I had the pleasure working with him at St Mary School, Dixon. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Farley - Dixon, IL - friend

“Condolences to the family, I had worked with Cork for many years NSW. He was a good one. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Gary Morgan - DeWitt, IA - Friend

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ROCK FALLS – Ervin "Cork" Goodell, age 80, died at his home Sunday December 1, 2019.
Cork was born on August 31, 1939 in Rock Falls the son of Ervin D. and Irene (Crossley) Goodell. He married Judith Mandrell on March 21, 1958. Cork was employed at Northwestern Steel & Wire for 35 years retiring in 1999. He was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls.
Survivors include his wife Judy of Rock Falls; one daughter, Kimberly (Mitch) Bollman of Prophetstown; two sons, Mark (Teresa Stern) Goodell of Rock Falls and Jeffrey Dale (Torrie) Goodell of Galesburg; one sister, Lucille Kirst of Camanche, Iowa; special friends Joe and Peg Whittenauer of Rock Falls; 11 grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dale Pinkston.
Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will follow at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Harvest Time Bible Church.
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