Beloved Marine Veteran and Fixer of All Things Passes
George M. Good of Lakota, went to Heaven July 28, 2022, at the age of 86 at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He'd fought valiantly for decades with kidney and heart failure.
George was born May 6, 1936 in Greensburg, PA. He graduated from Greensburg High School, a star athlete. He was offered a football scholarship to play for Penn State and was recruited by the Cincinnati Reds to play in their farm league. As a young animal lover, he washed elephants for Ringling circus and cared for racing greyhounds. George served his country faithfully as a Marine lance corporal at Camp Lejeune. Once out of the military, George became a sheet metal engineer in the HVAC industry in South Florida where he met his wife, Gwen, a Bierstedt from Lakota. They moved back to the family home in 1999.
George was known for being able to fix almost anything. When he wasn't busy in his workshop, he loved golfing and cards with his buddies, camping, building puzzles and watching pro golf and westerns. George was known for his strong faith and service to the church. Though he was big and strong, he had a tender heart and was loved by young people, the elderly and animals alike.
George is survived by his loving wife Gwen; sons Tony (Melissa), Scott (Debbie), JD and Rob (Lenae) and daughters Cathy and Julie (Donnie); nephew Earl (Cindy); grandchildren Amanda, Jessica (Brady), Justin, Paul (Rachel), Hannah (Brady), Zachary, Cassandra, Gauge, Paden, Gavin and Garen; and great grandchildren Andrew, Matthew, Abigail, Bryce, Nevaeh and Kaiden, Piper, Rooney, Ian, Samuel and Magnus.
He is predeceased by his parents George M. Good, Sr and Josephine Mc Farland Good, Art and Emma Bierstedt, his sister Margaret, his daughter Jean, nephew Freddie and niece Peggy.
Services will be held this Saturday August 6th at 2:00 at River of Life Worship Center in Blue Earth, MN. There will also be a Celebration of Life at the Eagle Center in Lakota on Saturday, Sept 17th from 2 to 6 pm with a service and military honors beginning at 2:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial donations to Lakota Hunting with Heroes
"George was such a wonderful man! He was very caring and willing to help others. A very talented carpenter and a devoted Christian. I always enjoyed my visits with George and Gwen. George?s legacy will live on through his family and his many fine attributes. My thoughts and prayers to his family and many friends. "
"Our sympathy and prayers"
"George was the best friend any man,women or child could imagine.He loved working with children and they all loved him! He was also so kind and always knew the write words to say!we certainly will miss you and your smile"
"George so aptly lived up to his last name - Good. He was a loving and giving person who lived out his Christianity in all areas of his life. I was blessed by his friendship and kindness and will miss his presence in my earthly life but know that, because of his strong faith and trust in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord, I can look forward to joining him in Heaven for eternity. My sympathy, love and prayers go out to you, Gwen, and all of your family. "
"Our thoughts are with you Gwen! So many memories too numerous to count! We appreciate you both from the bottom of our hearts!"
"Dear Gwen and family, We are keeping you all in our prayers. George is Home! He was one good guy. He touched allot of lives, ours included. Connie and Dennis"