BUFFALO, Mo. — Gina (DeBlauw) Goodwin, 57, Buffalo, Mo., died peacefully Nov. 7, 2022, at her home with her family by her side after a nine-year battle with breast cancer.
A celebration of her life will be at 6 p.m., Nov. 10, at the Legacy Baptist Church, Buffalo. There will also be a time for fellowship with family and friends 6-8 p.m., with Pastor Amanda Talley present at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Cobblestone Inn & Suites, Hartington.
Gina was born Nov. 18, 1964, in Osmond, to Dennis and Margaret (Gray) DeBlauw. She graduated from Hartington Public School in 1983. Gina met the love of her life, Mike Goodwin, shortly thereafter, and they were married Dec. 1, 1984. Together they had one son. After their marriage, they moved to several different states and cities making friends along the way, most recently living in Buffalo, Mo.
Gina loved being a wife and mother. She and her husband loved to travel and go camping and meet new people. She was proud of her son and they shared many interests, including genealogy and their love of animals. They all enjoyed the company of their dog, Bandit.
Gina took any opportunity she could to meet new people and turn them into lifelong friends. She was a talker and loved to share her stories and in turn to hear your story. She really enjoyed crocheting, knitting and crafting, and shared this gift with many family, friends and strangers that became friends through her art. During these times she was teaching, she was talking, not just about the project at hand, but also about her love of Jesus and her love for her family.
But most of all, she treasured her family and the time she was able to spend with them. She had many nieces and nephews and each of them were a treasure in her heart.
Gina is survived by her husband, Mike Goodwin; son, Daniel, and spouse, Rebecca Goodwin, Shreveport, La.; mother, Margaret DeBlauw, Hartington; mother-in-law, Barbara Goodwin, Buffalo, Mo.; her brothers, sisters and in-laws, Alan and Julie DeBlauw, Hartington; Vera DeBlauw, Norfolk; Julie Kristensen, Yankton, S.D.; Paul DeBlauw and Amy Nicke, Bow Valley; Jason and Ashley De-Blauw, Gayville, S.D.; Koni and Tory Opfer, Hartington; Ray and Abi Goodwin, Saint Petersburg, Fla.; Darrell and Jo Goodwin, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Teresa Synovec, Fremont; Helen and Ed Scheckelman, Iowa Falls, Iowa; Norma and Brian Priestley, Ainsworth; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by father, Dennis DeBlauw; and father-in-law, Almon Goodwin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to The Haven of Rest Ministries, Buffalo, MO.