Mass of Christian Burial for Dale E. Goodwater, age 75, of Norfolk, will 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 8th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Reverend Patrick McLaughlin will be the celebrant. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 7th, with a 7:00 p.m., Vigil Service at the church. The Mass will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Dale was born November 1, 1945 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Robert and Delores (Renner) Goodwater. In 1965, he graduated from Madison High School. After graduation, he attended Universal Technical Institute in Omaha, NE for a collision repair degree. Eventually, Dale started his own business, Goodwater Body Shop.
On February 16, 1966, Dale married Judith Hintz at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison. The couple was blessed with three children: Tamara, Dale Scott, and Suzette.
Dale enjoyed camping, hunting, 4 wheeling and especially spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, children Tamara (Todd) Tucker of Norfolk, Dale Scott (Theresa) Goodwater of Arlington, NE, and Suzette Smith of Carroll, NE, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, siblings Janice (Lloyd) Jenkins of Lincoln, Ron (Barb) Goodwater of Bellevue, Don (Kathy) Goodwater of Battle Creek, Pat (Tom) Choutka of Lincoln, and Connie (Don) Knapp of Ogallala, sister-in-law Connie Goodwater of Lincoln and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dewayne Goodwater.
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