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Mary Geraldine Goodwin -- Hayfield

HAYFIELD -- The funeral for Mary Geraldine Goodwin will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Cannon Falls, with the Rev. Gary Titusdahl officiating. Burial will be in Cannon Falls Cemetery.

Mrs. Goodwin, 77, of Cannon Falls, formerly of Hayfield, died Tuesday morning (June 25, 2002) at Cannon Falls Community Hospital.

Mary Geraldine Lee was born March 23, 1925, in Hayfield and after graduating from Hayfield High School in 1942, operated a drill press at the Honeywell War Plant in Minneapolis. On Sept. 2, 1944, she married Robert R. Goodwin in Minneapolis. After the plant closed at the end of World War II, the couple bought The Sweet Shop in Cannon Falls and from 1951 to 1960 owned and operated Bob's Bus Depot and Cafe in Cannon Falls. She worked at Cannon Falls Elementary School and later Cannon Falls High School until her retirement in 1986. Her husband died May 31, 1995. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Order of the Eastern Star, Zion Chapter 6, and served as past matron, was active in Shepherd's Center of Cannon Valley and belonged to the Tuesday Club. She enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, cooking and playing bridge.

Survivors include a son, Jim (Becky) of Cannon Falls; a daughter, Jane Duden of Minneapolis; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Newton (Louise) Lee of Pocatello, Idaho, Franklin (Clara) Lee of Omaha, Neb., and Stuart (Corinne) Lee of Minneapolis; and a sister, Evelyn (James) Michie of Fort Collins, Colo. A brother preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls and an hour before the service Saturday at the church. There will be an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Memorials are suggested to First Congregational United Church of Christ, Cannon Falls EMTs or Cannon Falls Historic Museum.

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