August 14, 1937 - March 22, 2019
Lovice Goodchild, 81, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, formerly of Mallard, Iowa, died March 22, 2019 at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Tuesday, March 26 at Harris Funeral Home and Chapel in Mallard immediately followed by burial at Washington Cemetery in Havelock, Iowa. Visitation will be 5 to 7 pm Monday at Harris Funeral Home and Chapel in Mallard. Lovice Marie Weinzetl was born August 14, 1937 in rural Palo Alto County Iowa. She was raised on a farm west of Mallard and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Mallard through 8th grade, graduating from Graettinger High School in 1955. She moved to Spencer, Iowa upon graduation to work at the telephone office located there. On April 14, 1957 Lovice was united in marriage to Jack J. Goodchild at the United Methodist Church in Mallard. To this union seven children were born. Barbara Ann, Connie Rae, Vera Kae, J. D., A. J., Coleen Fae, and Vickie Mae. Lovice stayed home raising her children on their farm north of Mallard, supporting her husband Jack in his purebred hog business. She kept busy with gardening, canning, raising chickens, milking Bossie, and actively participating with the United Methodist Women. In 1977 Lovice went to work at Pamline in Emmetsburg until the business closed. She then was bookkeeper at True Value in Emmetsburg, then Mallard City Clerk until her retirement in 2007. Lovice enjoyed her family, reading, crossword puzzles, sewing, finding new recipes, and golfing on Tuesdays. She was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Lovice was preceded in death by her husband Jack and infant daughter Barbara. She is survived by her children J. D. (Wendy) Goodchild of Storm Lake, Iowa, A. J. (Judi) Goodchild of Mallard, Connie Goodchild (friend Vern) of Sioux City, Iowa, Vera (Max) Marckmann of Fontanelle, Iowa, Coleen (Eric) Petersen of Sioux City, Vickie (Tony) Drake of Tecumseh Michigan, and grandchildren: Alysia (Josh), Courtney (Nikki), Jared, Jake (Devin), Lauren (Jake), Katelyn, Justin (Cassie), Kolten, Dylan, Elizabeth, Alexandria, Seth, and Rylee.
Lovice Goodchild, 81, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, formerly of Mallard, Iowa, died March 22, 2019 at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Tuesday, March 26 at Harris Funeral Home and Chapel in Mallard immediately... View Obituary & Service Information
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