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Alva David Good

July 23, 1921 September 28, 2020
Alva David Good
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Alva David Good, age 99 of Redmon, IL passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living.
Alva was born July 23, 1921 in Conlogue, IL, the son of the late Frank L. and Pearl (Herrington) Good. He married Betty Rose Kerans on December 31, 1947 in Charleston, IL, and they enjoyed almost 72 years of marriage together before her passing in 2019.
Alva served in the U.S. Army, 17th Airborne Division infantry, and was a veteran of the World War II European Theatre. He attended jump school at Fort Benning, GA, and trained with the 82nd Airborne Division where he fractured his back. While in the hospital, the 82nd went overseas. After he was discharged from the hospital, he was transferred to the 17th Airborne Division. On Christmas day in 1944 he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and in April 1945 he fought in the Rhine Crossing in Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal in recognition of his service.
After the completion of his military service, Alva worked on the farm until he retired. He attended Redmon Christian Church, and was a lifelong member of the Chrisman American Legion Post #477, the VFW, and Disabled American Veterans.
Alva was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers: Leroy, Elmer, Bernard, Frank Jr., and two sisters: Bonnie Neal and Betty Lou Good.
He is survived by one daughter: Teresa (Frank) Cheatham of Paris, IL; one son: Dave (Robin) Good of Moweaqua, IL; two granddaughters: Amie (Jeff) Cook of Elba, AL; and Michele (Shawn) Simoneaux of Mitchell, IN; three great-grandsons: Lane Ziglar, Jarett Simoneaux, and Zach Simoneaux; and a great-great-granddaughter: Tallulah Ziglar.
Alva will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather – and most of all, his family’s hero.
A graveside funeral will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Embarrass Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the Chrisman American Legion Post #477.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Redmon Christian Church, the Wounded Warrior Project, or the D.O. It Cancer Group in care of the Edgar County Community Foundation, Inc.

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Graveside Funeral

Thursday

1

Oct

1:00 PM 10/1/2020 1:00:00 PM
Embarrass Cemetery
Embarrass Cemetery
United States

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Embarrass Cemetery Final Resting Place
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Memorial Contribution

Edgar County DO It Cancer Support Group

Wounded Warrior Project

Redmon Christian Church

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