Willard and Billie Kaye Goodman

Billie Kaye Goodman, age 72, of Plymouth, Minnesota, died on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at her home in Plymouth after a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Billie Kaye was born in Gordon, Nebraska to Emerson “Bud” and Rose Marie (Beutler) Seager on December 23, 1946. The family moved to Philip, South Dakota in 1947. Billie attended school and graduated in 1965 from Philip High School. She attended the University of South Dakota and National College in Rapid City, attaining a degree in court reporting.
Billie married Willard “Bill” Goodman on July 5, 1969, and they moved to Minnesota spending winters in Sun City, Arizona, until Bill’s passing in 2013. Billie continued to live in Plymouth, Minnesota until her passing on September 29, 2019. She struggled from rheumatoid arthritis from her teen years until her death at home.
Billie Kaye spent her early years as a dedicated, tireless volunteer at North Memorial Health in the hospice program. Upon moving to Plymouth she became a passionate supporter of the Plymouth Police Auxiliary and arranged for many of the outreach programs to educate and benefit children. Billie was a vocal and colorful supporter of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Minnesota Vikings.
Mourning her loss are her sisters: Nancy (Charlie) Ekstrum; Holly (Mike) Kuchenbecker, and Billie Jean (Tony) Sclafani; her brothers: Pat (Julie) Seager, Mike (Lori) Seager, and Casey Seager; 23 nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Janie (Ed) Castle; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Billie was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Bill; her parents; and two sisters Polly and Lynn.
Bill Goodman, age 65, of Plymouth, Minnesota, died on Monday, June 17, 2013 at his home in Plymouth after a very long battle with cancer.
Willard D. Goodman, better known as “Bill” by his family and friends, passed away on July 17, 2013, at his home in Plymouth, Minnesota after a very long battle with cancer.
Bill was born in Midland, South Dakota on October 3, 1947, to Ralph and Alvina (Heck) Goodman. They Goodman family moved to Philip in 1956. Bill completed his early education in Philip and was highly active in sports. Upon graduation from Philip High School in 1965 he went on to the South Dakota School of Mines where he graduated in 1969. He was a member of the Triangle Fraternity and a Captain in the United States Army, ROTC. Bill always held the School of Mines in the highest regard.
In 1969, Bill and Billie Kaye Seager were united in marriage, and the couple moved to the Twin Cities where Bill began a very successful and productive career with the Plant and Flanged Equipment Company as an engineer and sales representative in which he ultimately became the owner of the firm.
Bill was an avid golfer. He enjoyed the challenge, competition, and the friendships of the Golden Valley Country Club. While wintering in Sun City Grand, Arizona, he pursued his love of golf.
Mourning his loss was his wife of 44 years, Billie Kaye; his sister Janie (Ed) Castle of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 23 nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Janelle Reed.
A remembrance of life for both will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, South Dakota. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery.

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