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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.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
2:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)
Sunday, November 13, 2022
5:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)
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