VeteranLyle Goodwin

Lyle GoodwinLyle Goodwin, 89, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Rushville, died at 1:15 p.m. April 4, 2008, at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Rolling Meadows.

He was born July 21, 1918, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, a son of Earnest Glenn and Dorothy May Vancil Goodwin. He married Claire “Maxine” Demaree on Nov. 30, 1940, in Kahoka, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Janet (and Larry) Plencner of Arlington Heights; one brother, Leland Goodwin of Cuba; two sisters, Margie Bunfill of Mesa, Ariz., and Marialene (and Bob) Brobeck of Tucson, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Kay Goodwin; two brothers, Virgil and Lester Goodwin; and one sister, Louise Hendricker.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He worked for Addressograph-Multigraph Corp. in Chicago and Mount Prospect from 1948 to 1996. He worked in sales and product development, traveling extensively taking products to market-trade shows and conventions worldwide. In one year, he logged over 250,000 miles from Japan to South Africa and everywhere in between, retiring in 1996. After retirement, he worked in product development for Mark Andy, St. Louis, Mo., in 1997-98. He then worked for AB Dick Co. in Niles, working in research and development-offset printing presses and was responsible for many major feature updates in current press products. He filed 11 patents, with one pending, with the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Mr. David Haney officiating. Graveside military services will be conducted by a U.S. Navy Honors Guard and Schuyler American Legion Post #4. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/9/2008