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Goodwin Owen, 90, of Mayville, ND passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Aurdahl Lutheran Church, Portland, ND. Visitation will be held Monday, December 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Little Forks Cemetery, rural Hatton, ND.
Goodwin Ingmar Owen was born November 2, 1924, near Hatton, ND, the son of Herluf and Ida (Boe) Owen. He attended school in rural Hatton and graduated from Hatton High School in 1944.
On October 8, 1950, he was united in marriage to Darlene Groth in Hatton, ND. Goodwin spent his lifetime doing what he loved most, farming. He finished his most recent harvest just this fall. His four great-grandchildren affectionately referred to him as "Grandpa Combine." There was no place Goodwin enjoyed more than to be on his family farm near Hatton, where they resided until relocating to Mayville, ND.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene, Mayville, ND; children: Gregory Owen, Grand Forks, ND and Nicki (Don) Wamstad, Hatton, ND; grandchildren: Kallie (Ben) Naastad, Grand Forks, Blake (Jill) Wamstad, Hatton, and Haley Wamstad, Larimore, ND; great-grandchildren: Natalie and Noah Naastad, Rylan and Breykn Wamstad.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Chad Garrett; his parents; brother, Paul Owen; and sister, Genevieve Thompson.
Peace and comfort to your family. Blessings to all of you through this holiday season too.
Christine and Neil Norgaard Dec 10 2014 12:00 AM
Some of my fondest memories from childhood were visiting the Owen farm and experiencing farm life with Goodwin, Darlene, Nicki and Greg. May God wrap his loving arms around the family during this time!
Betty Rowzee Dec 9 2014 12:00 AM
Darlene and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with your at this time. Hope to see you in Hatton. Kay (Holman), Jeff, & Shawn Peterson
Kay Peterson Dec 9 2014 12:00 AM
Lisa Owen Dec 9 2014 12:00 AM
What a great life, great man. Wish I could have known you better.
Hal Owen Dec 9 2014 12:00 AM
Our sympathies go out to Darlene and Goodwin's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lee & Cynthia
Lee & Cynthia Kaldor Dec 9 2014 12:00 AM
Darlene and Nickie So sorry to hear about your husband and fathers passing. Keep your memories of him close to your heart and it will help ease.your pain.
Lori Smith Dec 8 2014 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember so well how mom used to talk about Goodwin and Darlene from when she the girls worked together at the nursing home. May gods blessings comfort you through this horable time. Janie
Janie Cutshaw Dec 8 2014 12:00 AM
Our condolences to the entire family in the loss of Goodwin. He lived a long and full life and will always be remembered for his entertaining sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time! Lynn and Sue Groth
Dr. Lynn R. Groth Dec 8 2014 12:00 AM
My sympathies to the entire Goodwin family. George M Melby, Pastor (Ret.).
George M Melby, Pastor Dec 6 2014 12:00 AM