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Steven Goodrich

Nov. 30, 1949-Sept. 22, 2008

Steven J. Goodrich, 58, of Audubon, died Monday, September 22, 2008 at his home in Audubon.

Steven was born the son of Kenneth and Patricia (Blount) Goodrich on Nov. 30, 1949 in Oakes, North Dakota. He was raised and educated in Fullerton, North Dakota. After graduating high school, he entered the United States Air Force in 1969.

While in the military, Steve was a crew chief on the United States Air Force General's plane, which traveled around the world. He retired as the Master Sergeant after twenty years of service. After his career in the military he worked in various jobs. Steven worked at the Ponca Hills Horse Stables in Nebraska and was a licensed chemical sprayer.

Steve loved working outdoors, growing roses and flowers and spending time with his dog, Bailey. He was very easy going and could strike up a friendly conversation with anyone. He spent many of his evenings watching college basketball, football and racing.

Steven is survived by his son, Chad Goodrich of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Stacy Goodrich of Omaha, Neb.; one granddaughter; mother, Patricia Goodrich of Detroit Lakes; brother, Richard (Diane) Goodrich of Detroit Lakes; five sisters, Marlene Hanson of Jamestown, N.D., Karen (Larry) Wischnak of Fargo, JoAnn (Cal) Steeke of Frazee, Patti Goodrich of Detroit Lakes and Diane (Gene) Steeke of Perham; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Steven in death were his father and one brother, Ron.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

West-Kjos Funeral Home is providing arrangements. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at