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Memorial Visitation

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Sunday November 13th, 2022
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Memorial Service

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Sunday November 13th, 2022
5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Craig R. Goode

Craig R. Goode

Age 73 of Joliet, IL, passed away on November 8, 2022 at Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center.

Born May 19, 1949 in Waukegan, IL, Craig was a son of Walter C. and Norma L. (née Nuttall) Goode. He was raised in the Joliet area and a graduate of Joliet Township West High School, Class of 1967. He married Jacqueline E. Shields on October 12, 1968 in New Buffalo, Michigan.

He worked as an electrician at the former Joliet Arsenal. He was the building manager for the Diocese of Joliet, which he retired from after many years of dedicated service.

Craig was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, and a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous; 36 years sober. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1968-1972.

In Craig’s free time, he enjoyed traveling with Jackie on cruises, going on family trips to Shipshewana, playing bingo, coin collecting, listening to music and watching Jeopardy. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan, and loved Nascar racing.

Craig was affectionately known as “The Chauffer” as he often drove his grandchildren to school and family members to all of their appointments. During his lifetime, he wore many hats, and he even had a huge collection of them to show for it.

He will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” (née Shields) Goode; daughters, Christina Newcomb (Michael Tessone) and Susan (Tom) Sosnowski; grandchildren, Emily Newcomb (Benjamin Taliana), Julia Becker and Austin Becker; siblings, Linda (George) Hogg, Thomas (Janet) Goode, James (Debbie) Goode, John (Beverly) Goode, Sr., David (Liz) Goode and Scott (Mia) Goode; sisters-in-law, Joanne (Bob) Flagg and Elaine Shields and longtime friends, Larry (Diane) Leff, Paul (Marilyn) Vollmer and Charles Hudnall. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.     

 Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. and Norma L. Goode; nephew, Robert Hogg; father and mother-in-law, John R. and Earleen (née Sandiford) Shields and brother-in-law, John Earl Shields.                                                                            

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 5:00 p.m. at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435.

Craig will be laid to rest in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL in a private ceremony.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Craig’s memory to the family, as they will donate to Craig’s favorite charities.

Relatives and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneralservices.com.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL   815-735-2125.


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We are sorry for the loss of Craig, Thoughts and prayers sending out to you Jackie and family. 🙏

Bruce and Dee Dee Goode Nov 21 2022 9:11 PM

Jackie, Lowell and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.

Joy Hartsock Nov 15 2022 8:07 PM

So sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rita Wolfe Nov 15 2022 6:46 PM

Sending healing prayers and comfort during this difficult time.

Jerry Goode Nov 13 2022 3:58 PM

You had a way of making everyone laugh. People love to tell stories about their time spent with you. You will not be forgotten

Christina Newcomb Nov 12 2022 8:14 PM

Craig valued family and for as long as he was able he made the effort to attend anniversaries, weddings, graduations and funerals. His presence said he valued family. Even in his leaving I sense a smile is on his face as once again family gathers to celebrate his life. Thank you Craig. Blessings on your family!

Mary Lynn Goode Walters Nov 12 2022 12:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Craig Goode

David Goode Family Nov 12 2022 7:33 AM

Jackie and Family , So sorry for your loss of a husband and father. May he rest in Peace in God's Eternal Light. Many thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Linda moffitt Nov 11 2022 10:10 PM

Our deepest condolences to the Goode family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Although our families were far apart the special love our family shares will always be known within our hearts. Gene & Becky Goode Fremont, Wisconsin

Gene & Becky Goode Nov 11 2022 6:53 PM

Jackie and family. We offer our deepest sympathy and our prayers for your loss of a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Clint and Karen Keltner Nov 11 2022 3:57 PM

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