Funeral services for Naomi J. Goodsell were held 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church, with Rev. Beth Krolak officiating. Burial took place in the Grand Meadow Cemetery. Visitation was from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow.
Naomi J. Goodsell, age 87, of Grand Meadow, died Thursday March 2, 2017 at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center.
Naomi was born April 11, 1929 in Pleasant Valley Township, Mower County, to Harvey and Helen (Palmer) Durhman. She attended and graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1947 and was united in marriage to R. Parker Goodsell on October 24, 1948 at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church. Naomi and Parker lived on their farm until 1993, when they moved into Grand Meadow. Parker passed away in 1997.
Naomi worked as a cook for the Grand Meadow School for 27 years. Many of those years she served as head cook. She retired in 1991. She was a long time member of the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church, where she was active with the Ladies Aid and WELCA. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, camping, traveling, and playing cribbage. Naomi loved spending time with her family and friends.
Naomi is survived by her son Craig (Sue Kolling) Goodsell of Spring Valley and daughter Terri (Randy) Gilbert of Sioux Falls, S.D.; four grandchildren: Jamie, Cory (Alicia), Jessica (Jerome), and Chris (Chelsea); great-grandchildren: Ashley, Alexis, Sydney, Felicity, Phineus and Elaina; brother Darwyn (Annette) Durhman of Rochester and sister Bonnie Mickelson of Rochester, also many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother-in-law Clinton Mickelson, brother and sister-in-law Gorden and Winifred Peterson, granddaughter Heather Low, and niece Suzanne Hedstrom.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Grand Meadow Lutheran Church or to Seasons Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.HindtFuneralHomes.com.