Mary Jane (Krueger) Goodwin

Born: Mon., Mar. 5, 1917
Died: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

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Mary Jane Goodwin

March 5, 1917 – November 16, 2018

Mary Jane Goodwin, 101 years old, passed away November 16, 2018 at Grand Emerald Place, South Bend, Indiana. Mary Jane was born on March 5, 1917 in Michigan City, Indiana. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl, her parents Harvey and Lucy Krueger, and her sister, Marguerite. On June 11, 1938, she married Earl G. Goodwin, in South Bend, Indiana Together they had 3 children, June Frost (David) of Raleigh, NC, James Goodwin of Wakarusa, Indiana, and Michael Goodwin (Deborah) of Longmont, CO. Also surviving are 5 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great-Grandchildren.

Mary Jane was an avid sports fan who loved her Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame Women’s Basketball. She was a dedicated volunteer for the Notre Dame Women’s Basketball program, and especially loved speaking with fans while selling programs and candy bars. A special day to her was when they put her on the stadium screen during an ACC tournament in Greensboro, NC, then all in attendance stood and sang Happy Birthday to her for her 100th birthday.

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Jeff and Mary Ann horn
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Our sincerest sympathy to Jim and the entire Goodwin family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Fr. Jim Bracke csc University of Notre Dame Staff Chaplain
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
I saw Mary Jane at many ND Women's Basketball games and loved her joy and passion.
May this amazing person's spirit remain with us as we journey each day . Be assured of my thoughts and prayers during this holiday season as I thank God for the gift of Mary Jane.

Sincerely in Notre Dame,

Fr. Jim Bracke csc

Jim Hock
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Dear Dave and June, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. However, 101 years is an amazing amount of time to enjoy, and be enjoyed in our life on earth. Please know that I am holding you up in prayer. I'd love to hear from you.
Love, Jim

Jack piotrowski
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Jim; what a life your mother had!! Our mother's were such good friends- now playing cards up above ; my deepest prayers for you and family- Jack piotrowski

Kevin L & Lisa A Morrison
   Posted Wed November 21, 2018
My wife and I are very saddened by MaryJane's passing.We worked alongside her for several years at ND Women's Basketball games. She always had a smile on her face.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Gayle Bell
   Posted Wed November 21, 2018
Mary Jane was always a joy to see when I came into the arena for women's basketball games. Always cheerful, always positive. She will be missed.

Doug Gushwa
   Posted Thu November 22, 2018
Mike. It's amazing 101 years. First thing I thought of was your mom waiting on the front porch. For you to come home. Long time ago