Mark A. Goodman, 56, of Clearwater, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at his home after a nine year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease).
Mark was born on July 20, 1956, in Fargo, N.D., to Halldor and Patricia (Johnson) Goodman. He grew up in the Fargo-Moorhead area. He married Debbie Claus on May 29, 1982, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Moorhead. They moved to the Minneapolis area in 1986, where he worked at Arrow Tank and Eng. They moved to Princeton in 1997, and to Clearwater in 2010.
Mark enjoyed classic cars, stock car racing and reading. He treasured time spent with family, friends and his grandsons.
Mark is survived by his wife Debbie of Clearwater; daughter Abigail (Thomas) Hanzlik of Becker; grandchildren Devon, Logan and one on the way; mother Patricia (Ken) Michel of Moorhead; siblings Michael (Susan), Curtis (Gwen), Kathy (John V) Hanneman, Steven (Brenda); father-in-law Glen Claus; brothers- and sisters-in-law Gary (JoAnn), Gayle and Terry (Lisa) Claus; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Hal in 1983, and mother-in-law, Ruth Claus in 2011.
A special thank you to the ALS foundation.
Memorial services celebrating Mark’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater. Chaplain Rex Beyer will officiate.
Visitation will begin at 12 Noon on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Guest book, directions and obituary are available at www.danielfuneralhome.com.