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Dr. Roy H. Good November 5, 1923 - May 1, 2014
Dr. Roy H. Good, age 90, of Faribault passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault, MN.
Roy Herbert Good was born on November 5, 1923 in Crosby, MN to Roy and Ethel (Whitcomb) Good. He graduated from Minneapolis Central High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Following the war, he attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Medical School. During his college years he was an exceptional long- distance runner, nearly qualifying for the Olympics.
His longtime medical career started in Caledonia, MN, then Glenwood, MN, before practicing 15 years in Northfield, MN. He was married to Lana Bestul on October 18, 1968. In 1971 he moved to Faribault and was a member of the Faribault Clinic. He did perform surgery in Northfield and Faribault, but primarily focused on family practice and delivered numerous babies, well over 500. Dr. Good retired after 29 years of practice in Faribault. He was a member of the Academy of Family Practice, and a previous board member of the American Medical Association. He also served for many years on the Rice County District One Hospital Board.
He always lived a life of hard work. With his father dying when he was young, he had many experiences to strengthen his value of working hard. In fact, he and his brothers all went on to pursue medical careers. Roy also enjoyed life to its fullest, enjoying bike riding, cross country and downhill skiing, hunting and fishing. He and Lana enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Lake Minnewaska and the beauty of nature at the River Bend Nature Center. Roy treasured River Bend. He had been involved from the onset and was a member of their Board of Directors. Another enjoyment of his was horseback riding twice a year with the Caballeros del Norte, which he had taken part of for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Lana Good of Faribault; children, Roy (Connie) Good of Alexandria, MN, Marci Good of Brainerd, Paul Good (partner, Jim Leith) of Golden Valley, MN, and Charles (Peggy) Good of Frankfast, IN; 11 grandchildren; many great
grandchildren; two step-sons, Peter Mundell, and Doug Edman; and numerous relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Helen Good; parents; and three brothers, Charles, Robert, and Tom Good.
Memorials may be directed to the River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Community Center, or the donor''s choice in memory of Roy.
Private family services will be held.
Arrangements were completed with the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.
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