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Arthur W. Goodwin passes away at age 96

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Arthur W. Goodwin of Chesterton passed away peacefully in his home on the evening of May 22, 2017, after a full life of 96 years.

Arthur was born July 7, 1920, in New Orleans, LA, to Lillian Helen Dalrymple (aka Mother Goose) and Arthur Wagner Goodwin.

He is also preceded in death by his wife, Louise Goodwin (n¸e Bowen) and sister Lillian Helen O’Keefe.

He is survived by three sons, Robert Wagner (Patricia) Goodwin, of Hawaii, Stephen Wesley Goodwin, of Slidell, LA. and Gary William Goodwin, of Chesterton, IN; four stepchildren, Thomas (Cheryl) Kemp, of Highland, IN, Susan Dresher, Cheryl (Jim) Romanak, of Chesterton and William (Debbi) Kemp Jr.; and numerous step-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arthur grew up in New Orleans, and spent the first 40 years of his life along the Gulf Coast. He fished the Gulf Coast and the New Orleans bayous, attended college in New Orleans, married and had three sons before leaving that part of the country. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer from Tulane University in time to contribute to the war effort, running an ammonium nitrate plant. Ultimately, he began work for Amoco Oil, at the Texas City Refinery initially. He relocated to Indiana in 1960, working first at the Whiting Refinery, then at the Standard Oil building in Chicago until his retirement. You could usually find him on a golf course, or taking the family on a fishing trip to Wisconsin or Minnesota. In retirement, he golfed and traveled extensively with his wife, Louise. They traveled everywhere in the North American Continent in an RV together and explored other continents too. They were both avid birders and kept an impressive life list from the many RV expeditions. Arthur was a kind, generous man, who lived a long full life.

There will be no funeral services scheduled. Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN. Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 5/30/2017




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