Michelle Lee (Woolman) Goodale , age 47, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 9th, 2018

GoodaleMichelle Lee (Woolman) Goodale , age 47, of Lombard, died February 7 at her home.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 12th, from 3 to 8 PM with a Eulogy at 6pm at Brust Funeral Home 135 S. Main St, Lombard, IL 60148.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dale Goodale, and their 3 handsome young men, Zachary (20), Dylan (18), Justyn (13) and her dog, Sugarbear (12). She is also survived by her beloved mother and step father, Lorinda and Craig Shissler, as well as her dearest brother, Jim (42) and sister, Katy (31).

Michelle was born on September 5th, 1970, to Lorinda and Roger Woolman in Belvidere, IL. She left Cherry Valley at the end of 1984 when Michelle and her mom relocated to Lombard. She graduated from Glenbard South High School and attended College of Dupage. In 1994 Michelle and Dale got married. Five years later Michelle left the workforce after her second son was born to become a fulltime mother. The dedication facing her now was the education of her two boys. Becoming involved at Pleasant Lane Elementary School as much as she could. At this time she still had no baby girl in the family except her female doberman, Sable. She did give birth to her 3rd son, Justyn in 2004. Thanks to Michelle’s genuine heart more people outside her family were affected by her love. Meaning and not limited to: the neighborhood kids, friends of her boys and all of the moms and dads that entrusted their children to her care. These children would come to expect endless hours of Michelle’s entertainment, the same entertainment that crafted three strong young men. Signing up and spending countless hours volunteering over the years Michelle shared her love and leadership to this generation’s youth within Cub Scout Pack 40.

In late May 2017 she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer that metastasized. She was the most positive cancer patient that you could imagine. “I am going to beat this hands down.” The doctors concluded the deck was stacked against her, leaving her with no further treatment options. It really fell upon deaf ears. Coming home on hospice she continued her smiles, shared her laughter and endured a great deal of pain silently to protect her family. Michelle showed strength where most would show weakness. She fought to the very end with every ounce of strength in that genuine heart.

Preceded in death by her father, Roger Woolman, and her grandparents, Laverne and Norma Malm and Mike and Doris Woolman.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Kim Roberts ( Karlson says:

    Michelle and my oldest son Shane would try and play when we lived in cherry valley Illinois. But mostly they would fight. I talked to Michelle via e mail after and before she was diagnosed. She always had a positive attitude. Always thinking of her family and her mom and stepdad. May God be with all of the family at this very difficult time.

  2. Crystal Krueger says:

    I met Michelle many years ago up in Wisconsin at the lake! I will always cherish the fun times and memories we made as those were some of the best days of my life!! Michelle you will be missed by many but I know I have another angel to watch over me here!! Many prayers to Dale and the boys and especially your mom Lorinda and Craig, Katy and Jim!! Love you all and know you are in my thoughts and prayers!!

  3. Frederick Green says:

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Michelle. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I hope that you are able to find some comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.

  4. Nanette says:

    Michelle you are the storgest most kind hard loving person you were always there to help me deal with the stuff I was going through with Ericc. I am so greatfull to say you are my friend I couldn’t imagine growing up in Cherry Valley with out you. Thank you Michelle

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