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Albert “Bud” Goodson

d. July 28, 2016

Albert “Bud” Goodson, age 85, of Cantrall, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Villa Health Care East in Sherman.

He is survived by a son, Stephen (husband, Michael Johns) Goodson of Cantrall; daughter; Teresa (husband, Scott) Blauvelt of Cantrall; two grandchildren, Dylan (companion, Cassie Schrader) and Jenna Blauvelt; sister, Delores (husband Laird) Boltz; several nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Debbie Brown.

Albert is preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ann in 2015, and a sister, Joy Kern.

He was born March 28, 1931 in Waggoner, IL, the son of Jessie and Maureen (Thacker) Goodson.

He attended Athens High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1949 and served for seven years.

He married Rose Ann Soboul on July 23, 1955 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Cantrall, Illinois.

Albert worked for Vredenberg’s and Dawson’s Lumber Companies and later started his own carpentry business.

He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed NASCAR racing, always rooting for the Ford drivers, including AJ Foyt.

Albert was a member of the Teamsters Local Union.  He was former mayor of Cantrall and former member of Knights of Columbus.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Vianney Catholic Church in Sherman.

Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield.

Rev. Msgr. George Phillip Nellikunnel will be officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Children’s Miracle Network and American Diabetes Association.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Teresa, Steve and families- So sorry for your loss. I was just looking at my dad’s listing from last week and saw that Bud had passed away just a few days after dad. It is a hard thing, losing your dad. I saw your dad several years ago at the Christan Co. Fair when I still lived in Taylorville. We had a such a good talk. He was such a nice man and both he and your mom were always so good to me when we were kids. He will be missed. Know that you all are in my prayers.

  2. Steve I am sorry for your loss.

  3. My deepest condolences to the Goodson family. May you find comfort in the beautiful words found at Revelation 21:3 & 4, where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all suffering and death. While we wait for this promise to be fulfilled may the fond memories of Albert comfort you and ease your pain.

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