April 27, 1920 – December 6, 2013
Wilma Veone Kochheiser Goodwin, 93, formerly of Ankeny and Algona passed from this life on December 6th, 2013 at Madrid Home in Madrid. A memorial service celebrating Wilma’s life will be held on Saturday,December 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Sanborn Memorial Chapel in the Madrid Home in Madrid, where the family will greet friends following the service. A burial will take place at a later date at Eastland Cemetery in Algona.
Wilma was born on April 27, 1920 at Woodward, IA to Ollie (Scanlan) and Thomas Kochheiser. She was the fourth of five children. Wilma moved with her family to a farm in Ankeny, which was located on NE corner of Ankeny Blvd and First Street in 1926. She graduated from Ankeny High School in 1938. As a young woman, Wilma packed ammunition during World War II at the Federal Ordnance Plant now home to John Deere in Ankeny. Wilma married the love of her life, Conley (Pat) Goodwin, in 1947. They made their home in Algona. Upon the death of her husband in 1991, she returned to Ankeny in 2002. Following a second hip fracture, she moved to Madrid Home in 2008 where she lived until her death.
Wilma had a zest for life. There were many things she loved and cared about like: making people laugh, smile, and spending time with her family.
She was a loving aunt to thirteen nieces and nephews. Lawrence’s children – Ron Kochheiser, Carol Kochheiser, and Randy Kochheiser; Paul’s children – Kathleen Cleven, JoAnn Adamson, Dennis Kochheiser, Tom Kochheiser, Sue Gannaway, Janet Downing, and Mary Maine; Kenneth’s children – Judy Trenez, Julie Hutton, and Kevin Kochheiser. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pat; sister-Katherine Knox; brothers- Lawrence, Paul, and Kenneth; and one nephew-Jerry Knox.
The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to the Madrid Home ACTS Fund. We want to thank the staff at the Madrid Home who became her second family and took loving care of her.Information provided by: Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 North Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 515.964.0592 www.memorialservicesofiowa.com