JERSEYVILLE- Vernon Gene "Bud" Goodwin, 80, died at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Jerseyville Estates.He was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana on Jan. 30, 1933, and was one of two sons born to the late John L. & Margaret Faye (Skinner) Goodwin.Vernon grew up in various places in Indiana and Minnesota, and graduated from Deer River High School and served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.He married the former Margaret Jensen on March 8, 1953 in Dwight, and the two made their home and raised their three children in Dwight. The two shared 58 years together before her death on Sept. 30, 2011, after which time he relocated to Jerseyville, Il.While in Dwight, Vernon was employed at Rub Buick, and was a volunteer fireman. He was actively engaged with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking, crafting many pieces of furniture.Surviving are two daughters & sons in law, Jeri & Jeff Lange of O'Fallon, Mo., and Lisa & John Virgin of Jerseyville; a son, Mike Goodwin of Brownsburg, In.; three grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 10 step great grandchildren; two step great great grandchildren.In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his only brother, John Goodwin.Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Wednesday until time of funeral services at 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military rites immediately following the services.Cremation will take place after the services.Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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