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May 13, 2013

Dale L. Goddard

LINTON — Dale L. Goddard, age 74, of Linton, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Greene County General Hospital. He was born in Terre Haute on Feb. 18, 1939, the son of Clarence L. and Pauline (Jones) Goddard, and raised by his grandparents, Clarence E. and Sarah Goddard, in Terre Haute. He was a stepson to Clara Goddard of Terre Haute, and the late George Frank of Hymera.  

He married Sandra Sue Wautelet on Feb. 20, 1966, in Hymera, and they had three sons, Dale Cary, Jason Edward, and Casey Leon Goddard. He was a 1957 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School, in Terre Haute. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964, as a military police officer in Germany. He worked for 20 years for National Cash Register Company before he started his own business in Linton. He owned and operated Linton Business Machines for 17 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Linton First Baptist Church, Hymera Masonic Lodge 588, where he served as past master, served as scoutmaster for the Hymera Boy Scouts and president of the Hymera Town Board. He was a member of the Linton American Legion Post 22, Linton Rotary Club, and Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce, where he served as past president.

Dale's hobbies were gardening, mushroom hunting, bee-keeping, and golf. He loved to play checkers and over the years he won many trophies playing in the Indiana State Checker Tournament.   

He is survived by his sons, Dale C. Goddard of Bloomington, and Casey L. Goddard of Muncie; three brothers, George (Judy) Bose of Clinton, Lee (Renee) Goddard of Terre Haute, and Jim Goddard of Sullivan; his stepmother, Clara Goddard; long time NCR brother, Marvin Christle of Minnesota; an adopted daughter in his heart, Ruth Lacy of Linton; and many beloved nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra, on Aug. 2, 2012; his son, Jason on April 10, 1997; his father, Clarence; mother, Pauline Frank; stepfather; and a brother, Donald Huey.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. until services Wednesday. Online condolences can be sent to the family at:

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