August 17, 2019
Earlham Church of Christ
535 NW 6th Street
Earlham, Iowa 50072
The Cremation Society of Iowa
Austin Matthew Goodrich was born June 7, 1998 in Des Moines to Angela Schoebel and Matthew Goodrich. He died August 10, 2019 in Des Moines as the result of a motorcycle accident. Austin was able to bless others as an organ and tissue donor.
Austin graduated from Van Meter High School in 2017. He worked as a heavy machinery operator at J & K Contracting. Austin enjoyed being outdoors: camping, kayaking, fishing, hunting, rock collecting, flying, and exploring nature. Most recently, he took a snowmobiling trip to Jackson Hole, WY with Sterling Bean.
Austin was preceded in death by his great-grandparents: Galen and Grace Sandeman, Dale and Mona Goodrich, Oren and Mildred Abbott; and his grandmother, Sherie Goodrich. He is lovingly remembered by his parents, Matt Goodrich and Angie and Jason Schoebel; brothers: Zac Goodrich, Gavin Goodrich, and Jax Schoebel; nephew, Travis Goodrich; grandparents: Jerry and Kathy Goodrich and Debbi and David Swadley; great-grandparents, Elaine and Wayne Swadley; aunts and uncles: Roxanne and Mike Book, Jason and Christie Goodrich, Steve and Jessica Goodrich, Brandon and Kristi Swadley, and Jeff and Michelle Whitt; cousins: Jordan, Jake, Derek, Devin, Ella, Sam, Ava, Presley, Piper, Lily, Luke, Finn, Leyton, Carly, Olivia, Jackson, and Henry.
A celebration of Austin’s life will be held at Earlham Church of Christ on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at Earlham Community Center. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving live plants or a memorial donation.
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