Jeffrey “Porky” Goodmund, age 59 of Russell, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Morningside Heights in Marshall, following complications of a brain aneurysm. A Shop Party to celebrate Jeff’s life will be held from 4:00-10:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the farm, 2057 190th St., Marshall, MN 56258. A Prayer Service will be at 7:00 p.m. Casual dress is preferred. Burial will be in the Russell Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be placed at stephensfuneralservice.com. The Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jeffrey “Porky” Roger Goodmund, Sr. was born June 23, 1956 in Tyler, Minnesota to Roger and Lorna (Winsel) Goodmund. He was baptized and confirmed at English Lutheran Church in Marshall. Jeff attended school in Russell, and graduated from Russell High School in 1975. In school, he played 9 man football, threw shot put, and ran track. Jeff was very active in 4-H where he showed dairy cows and sheep. He worked on the family farm milking cows, doing all farming duties, and helped with the sheep shearing business. In 1995, Jeff opened J & J Welding, and worked side by side with his daughter ever since. He enjoyed going to auctions, collecting and restoring CASE tractors, farming, and gardening. He loved visiting with friends and patronizing the Balaton Liquor Store. Jeff was a man who would tell it like it was, and if he was thinking it, he wasn’t afraid to say it. He lived a simple life, and he thought the world of his daughter and grandchildren who were his world. Jeff made daily morning phone calls to his grandchildren on the way to school, just to tell them he loved them. Until we meet again, “Happy Hanukkah!”
Jeff is survived by his daughter, Rachel (Rick) LeClaire of Russell; grandchildren: MaLinda, MaKala, Parker, and Ethan; many friends; aunts & uncles; cousins; and his special 4-legged friend, Fred. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Lorna.