Jennifer L. “Jen” Goodman

Sept. 8, 1968 — May 13, 2017

Jennifer L. “Jen” Goodman, 48, of Winamac, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 13, at 9:35 p.m. after bravely fighting a seven-year battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. 

She was born on Sept. 8, 1968, in Stoughton, Massachusetts, to Donald and Jacqueline (Waterhouse) Hale. Jen was a 1986
graduate of Winamac Community High School. On Aug. 20, 2005, she married the love of her life Patrick J. Goodman in Plymouth. He survives.

Jen had a strong faith in the Lord and infectious spirit. She enjoyed attending Bible study and faithfully prayed for others. She always put the well-being of others before herself, which showed in the many ways she volunteered. Jen was an avid supporter of Susan G. Komen events. She was both an athlete and coach for many sports during the years. She was most proud to be the coach of many cheerleading squads during the past nine years and also to be the loudest “cheerleading aunt.” Jen enjoyed crafting, camping, running and playing sand volleyball. She also enjoyed playing cards, especially bunco and hanging out with the “Peanut Gang.”

For the past five years, Jen had worked at Winamac Coil Spring which she affectionately referred to as her home away from home. Most of all she was proud to be a wife and mother. She will be dearly missed forever by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Patrick J. “Pat” Goodman of Winamac; son TJ Redlin of Winamac; parents Donald and Jacqueline Waterhouse Hale of Winamac; sisters: Robin Hale of Indianapolis, Deborah Worrell of Encio, California, and Tracie [Jeremy] Jones of Winamac; father and mother-in-law Joe and Margie Goodman of Winamac; brothers-in-law Chad [Melissa] Goodman of Zionsville, and John [Kris] Goodman of Winamac; sister-in-law Jennifer [Phil] Meyer of Lafayette; nieces and nephews: Haley, Chelsea, Taylor, Bailey, Everly, Alex, Aidan, Claire, Maddy and Alice; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Winamac Church of the Heartland and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Winamac Church of the Heartland with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating. Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Pulaski County for a fund in Jen’s name. 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — May 17, 2017)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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