Richard Goodpasture, 95

Richard L. “Dick” Goodpasture, 95, LaFontaine, passed away at 1 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. He was born to the late Merrill and Leona (Crow) Goodpasture on April 7, 1918 in Muncie.

Dick was a 1936 graduate from LaFontaine High School. He also attended Purdue University. He married Mary L. Crumrine on Sept. 17, 1940; she passed away on March 7, 2002. Dick was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of the LaFontaine Masonic Lodge #295.

One of Dick’s passions was spending time with his family. He is survived by two sons, James “Jim” Goodpasture (Estella) and Robert “Bob” Goodpasture (Susie) both of LaFontaine; brother, William Goodpasture, Canaan, Ind.; grandchildren, Kathy Riefler (Ken), Naples, Fla., Lisa Goodpasture, LaFontaine, Don Goodpasture (Natalie), Cynthiana, Ky., and Dave Goodpasture (April), LaFontaine; great-grandchildren, Rowan and Ava Goodpasture; nieces, Carol Williams (Steve), Peru, Martha Meadows (Ray), Worthville, Ky., and Karen Swift (Eddie), Trussville, Ala.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the funeral home, with Masonic Rites given at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials are directed to The Salvation Army Indiana Division Indiana Divisional Headquarters 3100 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208.

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Posted on 2014 Feb 14