Connie Goodman, 58, of Lime Springs

Connie Goodman, age 58, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at her home.

Connie was born March 6, 1961, in La Crosse, Wis., to Willard and Leona (Burmeister) Harmon. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1979; from there she went on to complete a two-year course in horticulture at the University of Minnesota in Waseca. Growing up she always enjoyed her family’s annual fishing trips to Kabetogama Lake in northern Minnesota. Connie accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at roughly the age of 12 and tried to live her life as a testimony to His saving grace.

Connie married Brian Goodman on Sept. 5, 1992, at St. Paul, Big Spring Lutheran Church, rural Harmony.

After completing her course in horticulture she began working full-time at Plantpeddler in Cresco in 1982. In 1995 she went to part-time so she could spend more time raising her children. She continued at Plantpeddler for as long as her health would allow. Connie enjoyed needlework, reading, cooking and baking, playing piano and organ along with helping Brian on the farm. She started being an accompanist at the Big Spring church in her high school years and continued as an assistant accompanist at the Saratoga Community Church after being married.

Connie is survived by her husband, Brian of Lime Springs; three children, Laura (Kyle) Ott, and their daughter Samantha, of Marble Rock, Iowa, Matthew and his fiancé, Elaina Balk of Ames, Iowa, and Sharon Goodman of Lime Springs; and a brother, Randy (Roxy) Harmon of Ellsworth, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Callie Lee and Nina Van De Linde.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 14, at the Saratoga Community Church. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco assisted the family.

Memorials may be directed to Howard County Cancer Association, Saratoga Community Church building fund, or Howard County Community Hospice.