Welcome to the memorial page for

Esther Goodyk

January 3, 1924 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 93)

Esther Mae Goodyk was born January 3, 1924, to Hiram and Ruth (Morgon) Sutton, in Jasper County, Iowa.  She passed away on November 1, 2017, at Jefferson Place in Pella. 

Esther grew up in the Prairie City and Pleasant Hill area and attended the Pleasant Hill Community School where she graduated from 8th grade.  Esther and her sister lived with her aunt in Pella after school and worked at the Overall Factory. She later worked at the Farmer’s Co-op egg plant and then at Pella Corporation for 30 years. 

Esther was united in marriage to Cornelius “Case” Goodyk in February of 1947 at the United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill.  To this union they were blessed with three children: Darrell, Carol and John.  After marriage, she became a member of Sully Chrisitan Reformed Church and later First Christian Reformed Church in Pella. 

Esther enjoyed caring for her family, taking care of her home and having coffee with her friends.  She also enjoyed working at the family gas station in Pella.  She was a member of the American Legion, the Women’s Auxiliary and a volunteer for the Historical Society. 

Those left to cherish her memory are:

Darrell and Sheryl Goodyk

               Corey and Sasha Goodyk

                               Jamison, Alexandria, Jackson

                               Justin Verhey and friend Tiffany


               Curtis and Tiffany Goodyk

                               Allison, Braydon, Christian

               Carma and Jack Nicholson


               Jeremy Hunolt


               Justin Hunolt

               Sue Ellen Kennedy

                               Carter Kennedy

               Tony Rikle


Carol and the late Ed Jansen

               Jeff and Kim Jansen

                               Bailey, Gabe

               Christy Van Wyk

                               Troy, Elijah


John and Gloria Goodyk

               Randy and Jamie Gordon

                               Miles, Francis, Sophia, Charley

                               Miles Huffman

               Jessica and Phillip Lanzarotta

                               Phinley, Jordyn

               Jill and Ryan Ingraham

She is also survived by a sister-in-law Johanna Spikerman of Holland, Michigan. 

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Eunice and Elvin Bensink, son-in-law Ed Jansen, great granddaughter Brooke Louise Goodyk and many brothers and sisters-in-law. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Jefferson Place
413 Jefferson Street, Pella IA 50219

First Christian Reformed Church
914 Liberty Street, Pella IA 50219

 Service Information

November 5, 2017

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family
November 5, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Memorial Service
November 6, 2017

1:30 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Private Interment

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219