Brandon J. Goodrich, 55
Easton Brandon James Goodrich, age 55, of Easton died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 1, from 2-5 p.m., at OLMC Catholic Church, and continue one hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment will be at OLMC Cemetery.
Brandon was born Aug. 13, 1961 in Wells, the son of Byron and Norma (Krohnberg) Goodrich. He graduated from Delavan High School in 1979. He attended South Central College, and graduated with a degree in Farm Mechanics and Business. Brandon was a lifelong farmer, who farmed with his best friend Sheldon every day. Whether he was in the shop or on a tractor, he was happy. Brandon was incredibly hard-working, and was always the first one up in the morning. He was very talented in the shop, and was an excellent welder. He was always thinking, and had a creative mind for building and fixing things. He enjoyed pool, bowling, darts, and golfing. He looked forward to his golf trip to Palm Springs, California every winter with his buddies. Brandon had a laid-back personality. He was quiet, but there was no shortage of close family and good friends in his life. Brandon was a man who would always have your back, and he was always there for his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary and Burton Goodrich, and Fritz and Irene Krohnberg; sister, Sheila Gallaher; niece, Ashley Gallaher; and a brother in infancy.
Brandon is survived by his parents, Byron and Norma, of Mankato; brother-in-law, Grant (Mary) Gallaher, of Rochester; siblings, Sheldon (Sharla) Goodrich, of Easton, and Dana (Richard) Murry, of Mankato; nieces and nephews, Amber, Molly and Cody Gallaher, Danielle (Lewis) Remund, Brittany (Kevin) Nowak, Dylan (Kaitlyn) Goodrich, Lindsey (Andrew) Northenscold, MacKenzie and Shelby Murry; great-nieces and nephews, James and Jada Remund, Charlotte Goodrich, and Will Northenscold.
Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.
The family prefers memorials to the OLMC Elevator Fund.