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Thomas Michael Good

September 5, 1939 ~ January 21, 2019 (age 79)

            Thomas (Tom) Michael Good, age 79, was born September 5, 1939 in Calmar Iowa, to Gerald William Good and Christine Josephine Phillips Good. He died Monday January 21, 2019 at Prairie Maison skilled nursing center in Prarie Du Chien, Wis.

            He attended Mounce #10 country school out of Center Point until the 4th grade when he started at Alburnett Consolidated School and graduated from in 1957. He was in the Air Force after graduation for three years, seven months and 11 days where he was stationed in Fairbanks Alaska before being discharged at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE in 1960.  Tom married Joan Deann White on May 14th 1961 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Alburnett, IA.

            Tom Attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids IA, while he worked several odd jobs before starting at Collins radio. In 1968 he started working for D C Taylor, and later Cedar Service Co. doing building maintenance and building swimming pools. In 1976 he bought into Northern Cedar Service Company in Mason City, IA, a sister company to the Cedar Rapids Company. Tom retired in 1995 because of health issues. In 1997 he started driving for Wessells and Norseman Trucking Co. part time until Tom and Joan built their home in Guttenberg in early 2005.

            He was a 50 year member of the Blue Lodge #284 in Central City, IA Marion Chapter #10 RAM in Marion IA, Palestine Council #27 R & SM in Cedar Rapids, Antioch Commandery #43, In Mason City, IA & ASR Scottish Rite Temple in Cedar Rapids, and El Kahir Shrine in Cedar Rapids, the Guttenberg United Methodist Church and Guttenberg Country Club.

            Tom was always an avid hunter, squirrels in the fall, ducks on the river, deer in December and fishing the Mississippi all summer was his passion, golfing at the Country Club until his health prevented it. Enjoyed house boating until they built their house there on the island. They had been on the river since 1972 tenting and later using the houseboat. Tom and Joan met many lasting friends on the river and most all are still in touch with them all year.

            Tom is survived by his wife Joan, two daughters; Lawana (Paul) Rothamel of Austin TX, and Lanee Good Waterloo, IA, two grandchildren; Ethan (Shayla) Rothamel, and Laurel Rothamel, sister-in-law Jolene White Arends, and a niece and nephew.

            Tom is preceded in death by his parents.

            In lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy, the family requests memorials to be directed to the United Methodist Church in Guttenberg, El Kahir Shrine for the transportation of crippled children or a charity of your choice.

            The family would also like to extend their sincere appreciation for the care Tom received by Crossing River Hospice and the staff at Prairie Maison. 

 

         

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