Harlan Goudy

Harlan Goudy


Dates

January 28, 1935 - January 18, 2023

Obituary

Harlan Goudy, 87, of Mitchell, SD, died Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, January 23, at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church in Woonsocket, SD, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A livestream of the funeral service can be viewed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfP1mx_SfzM

Harlan Clifford Goudy was born January 28, 1935, to Clarence Clifford Goudy and Gertrude Henrietta Clara Fredlake in Forestburg, SD.

Harlan was an avid athlete in baseball and basketball during high school and college, and was a baseball coach. He was a multiple medal winner in Senior Olympics. Harlan loved dancing at Ruskin Park, was an antique car fanatic, and enjoyed South Dakota pheasant hunting.

Harlan married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Hendrick, on December 31, 1960 in Phoenix, AZ. They were happily married for 62 years. Harlan was a loving and caring husband and family man.

Harlan served in the United States Marine Corps. After his honorable discharge, he received his Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona. He worked for Professional Engineer Mechanical Engineering, and in 1976 he created and operated Goudy Engineering, Inc.

Harlan was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Harlan is survived by his wife, Barb; sons, Kevin (Dolores) Goudy of Tucson, AZ and Kurt (Heather) Goudy of Newtown, CT; daughter, Shawna Goudy of Tucson, AZ; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and sister, LaWayne (Goudy) Petesch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Gertrude, and his father and mother-in-law, Bernard and Maxine Hendrick.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a charitable organization of your choice.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Monday, January 23, 2023
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
St. Wilfrid Catholic Church
203 N 2nd Ave
Woonsocket, SD 57385

Service

Date
Monday, January 23, 2023
Time
10:30 AM
Location
St. Wilfrid Catholic Church
203 N 2nd Ave
Woonsocket, SD 57385

Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Gayland Trudeau on January 24, 2023
You have our Sympathy Bernice & Frenchy Trudeau
Posted by LAWAYNE GOUDY PETESCH on January 21, 2023
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HARLAN'S FAMILY I AM GOING TO FREATLY MISS MY BROTHER, WE HAD A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP SINCE DAY ONE, HE WAS TRULY A GREAT GENTLY CARING MAN THROUGH HARD TIMES AND FUN TIMES REST IN PEACH HARLN LOVE AND MISS YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
Posted by Char brink on January 21, 2023
I am honored to have known Harlan, and so very grateful they chose to be guests at Perkins...I will miss seeing his smiling face and the hugs. You are forever in my heart
Posted by Lou Ann Fischer on January 20, 2023
I loved Harlan and will miss him dearly! They are such a beautiful couple!! My condolences to Barb and the family❤️🙏🏻
Posted by Lisa marek on January 20, 2023
Harlan was such a loving and amazing person he will be greatly missed. Prayers for you and your family we love you so much 🙏❤️🙏
Posted by Frank and Marlene Schafer on January 19, 2023
We are so sorry to hear of Harlan's passing. He was such a gentle man and outstanding neighbor. May the memories you have made carry you until youall meet again.
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