Kae Kieth Goodwin, 74, resident of Barnum, passed away on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospice, Duluth. He was born on June 23rd, 1946 to T.L. and Genevieve Goodwin in Stewartville, MN.
Growing up in Elgin, MN, and graduating in 1964, Kae enjoyed playing football and being raised on the farm. He received a B.S. degree in teaching from Winona State University. In January 1969, Kae began his service with the 101st Airborne Division in South Vietnam.
On October 30th, 1971, he married Shirley Erickson at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Millville, MN. Kae and Shirley then moved to Barnum in 1977 where he first taught special education with ISD #97 in Kettle River, and then in Moose Lake until his retirement in 2000. Kae served on the Barnum City Council, Barnum Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders. He was a lifetime member of the Carlton County Chapter 18 DAV and a member of the Barnum Senior Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard.
Kae will be forever remembered by his wife, Shirley; sons, Jason (Jennifer) Goodwin and Aaron Goodwin; daughter, Amy (Douglas) Buchanan; grandchildren, Samuel, Madison, Andrew, and Kenna; sister, Darlene Kvist; brother, Gary (Sharon) Goodwin; and sister-in-law, Betty Goodwin.
A private family funeral is being held in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 12:30pm on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Barnum Senior Center: 3794 Main Street, Barnum, MN 55707 or the Barnum Volunteer Fire Department: 3842 Main Street, Barnum, MN 55707.