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Michael R. Goodwin

Michael R. Goodwin

October 8, 1946 – August 5, 2018

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, August 13th at 9am at Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 331.  Following the Graveside Service: CELEBRATION OF LIFE at Calvary Christian Church, 10100 Cedar Island Road, Bellevue 68123.  Memorials are suggested to Open Door Mission Veterans’ Program.

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Michael Robert Goodwin passed away peacefully at his home in Omaha, NE, on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Michael is survived by his wife, Frances; two daughters, Mary and Cara; four grandchildren: Joey and his wife Olivia, Maggie, Kayla, and Cassidy; sisters, Carleen and Molly; and numerous friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Margaret; brothers, Bobby and Johnny; and sister Nora.

An American hero, Mike joined the Marine Corps in 1967 and served in Vietnam. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service. Upon his return he spent two years at William and Mary University, majoring in American History.

Michael is a thirty-five year member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and has counseled countless young men on their journey to sobriety. With his quick wit and outspokenness, he was a favorite to chair the meetings at the Omaha Clubhouse on 42nd Street, and at the “Hole in the Wall” group in Vista, California.

 

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