Anne F GoudschaalOctober 11, 1933 ~ October 15, 2017 (age 84)
Anne Brown Goudschaal, 84, of Timberpoint Healthcare Center, formerly of rural Coatsburg and Quincy, passed away at 1:42 p.m. Sunday (October 15, 2017) at the home where she had lived the last few years of her life.
Anne was the sixth of eleven children born October 11, 1933 to Leo James Brown and Dorothy Hogan Brown on the family farm in rural Clayton. At age 6, Anne and her family moved to a farm on the Coatsburg-Bigneck blacktop where she later met and married Richard Lee Goudschaal on May 16, 1953 at Immanual Lutheran Church in Carthage. After their marriage, Anne and Richard resided in Bremerton, WA. for one year. When Richard was deployed to Korea by the U.S. Navy, Anne moved back home with her in-laws, John and Edna Goudschaal, to the family farm. Richard joined her there in 1955, and they spent the next 52 years raising a family of 5 children, farming, working and enjoying life together before retiring to Quincy in 2007.
Anne graduated from Unity High School in 1951, and enjoyed staying in touch with her classmates over the years. After graduating, she was employed by St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy and Lutheran Homes Orphanage in Muscatine, IA. before becoming a Navy wife for 4 years. She later worked at Blessing Hospital, Grandview Manor Nursing Home and Central High School where she served as head cook for many years before retiring to help with her grandchildren and enjoy life. Anne's talents in caring for people and cooking were reflected in her job choices her entire life.
Upon her retirement from work in 1993, Anne and Richard enjoyed farm life, cared for and visited their beloved grandchildren and traveled. Anne was a longtime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Coatsburg and also attended St. James Lutheran Church during her time in Quincy. Her hobbies included cards, dominoes, word search puzzles, solitaire and bird watching. Anne's most favorite past time was shopping for shoes, purses, jewelry and clothing. She also went on many shopping trips with her dear friends over the years. Anne never met a stranger and could talk to anyone. Even after moving to Timberpoint, she spent her time checking on and visiting with her neighbors and the nursing staff and helping as needed. Anne was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to being a great cook, she made fantastic cookies and candies. Anne never let anyone leave her home without feeding them and giving motherly advice.
Anne was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost sixty years, Richard Goudschaal, and her son, Kevin Goudschaal. She was also preceded in death by her parents and in laws; three sisters, Violet DeWitt, Orphia Meier, and Mabel Petty; four brothers, Cecil (Kathryn), George, Ronald (Betty), and Max Brown. Her sister in laws, Laurita Goudschaal and Margaret Kerker, a brother in law, Gene Bartz, and several nieces and nephews also preceded her in death.
Surviving is her son, Rick (Kristy) Goudschaal of Tucson, AZ.; her daughters, Debra (David) McClanahan of Coal Valley, IL., Karen Foster (Chris Scott) of Jacksonville, IL., and Kelly Delgado-Goudschaal (Angie) of Amarillo, TX.; and her daughter in law, Rose Goudschaal of Bowen, IL.
Anne is also survived by her grandchildren: Megan Goudschaal of Chandler, AZ., Dustin (Kate) Goudschaal of Portland, OR., Chelsie Goudschaal of Tucson, AZ., Elisabeth (Vick) Rumende of Westmont, IL., Andrew McClanahan of Moline, IL., Josh (Susan) Goudschaal of Ursa, IL., Jennifer LeeAnne Carl (Nick) of Jacksonville, IL., Jordan Foster of Jacksonville, IL., Gracyn and Caton Goudschaal and Karter and Ava Delgado-Goudschaal of Amarillo, TX., James (Leann) Grafton of Colmer, IL., Aaron Coffman (Mandy), Quincy, IL., and Kasey Coffman of Bowen, IL.
Also surviving are her seven great grandchildren: Taylor and Skylor Goudschaal, Bailee Foster, Waylon Carl, Calvin Rumende, and Sullivan and Gabrial Preston. In addition, Anne's two sisters, Velta Bartz, Quincy, IL., and Joy (Kenny) McPeak, Blandinsville, IL.; her brother, Richard (Candace) Brown, Quincy, IL.; two brothers in law, John Goudschaal of Quincy, IL., and Ray Kerker of Mendon, IL. Anne is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Coatsburg by Rev. Patricia Reep. Burial will follow at Graymount Cemetery in Coatsburg.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or Graymount Cemetery Assosciation.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.