EUREKA – Delbert E. “Del” Goad, 75, died at 8:55 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.
He was born Aug. 12, 1943, in Miami, Okla., the son of the Rev. Loyal and Hazel Thomas Goad. He married Christine Trumbold on April 20, 1968, in Eureka. She survives.
Other survivors include one sister, Darlene Broy, East Peoria; one niece, Bronda Roby, East Peoria and one great-nephew Alex Roby, East Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two nephews, one brother-in-law and one great-niece.
Del worked at Caterpillar for 45 years before he retired in 2008 as a patternmaker. He enjoyed traveling and flying as a private pilot in his younger years. Del loved his cats, motorhomes and building houses.
A private family service will be held at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Eureka, with the Rev. April Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.
Memorials may be made to the Eureka Rescue Squad.