John Goodrich

John Gary Goodrich, 70, of Staples, passed away September 3, 2019, at home watching his favorite western movies. 

A private family service will be held. 

John was born February 17, 1949 to Lloyd and Ollie Goodrich in Staples. He graduated from Staples High School in 1967. 

John and his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1979 to further his career. John was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys creating many wonderful memories. He worked at Ballard Medical in Salt Lake City for 25 years before his retirement in 2008. Following retirement he returned to his home state of Minnesota to be closer to nature. He enjoyed watching all the wildlife outside his front window and feeding the deer during the winter right off his front porch.

John is survived by three sons, Timothy (Donna) Goodrich, Troy (Kimberly) Goodrich and Tony Goodrich; four grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Samantha and Madelyn Goodrich; three sisters, Deloris (Howard), Diane (Richard) and Mary Ellen; one brother, Bill; nephew, Barry (Lacy) Flategraff; and many more nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

A special thank you to the people at Lakewood Pines Assisted Living in Staples for their loving care and support. 

Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

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