May 14, 2022

Start Time:

2:00 PM


United Presbyterian Church


307 Walnut Street

Traer, IA 50675

Jerry Taylor Goon

Jerry Goon, 88, died  peacefully September 22, 2020 in Liberty, Missouri. He leaves his partner of 30 years, Katie (Kay Hoppe), 3 children, Kyle Goon, Kelly Goon, and Karen Diamond (Phil), 3 grandchildren, Greg Goon, Amber Goon Smith (Kevin), and Jeanette Holland (Mike) along with four great grandchildren, Nevaeh Avritt, Kiegan Smith, Derrick and Damian Holland, and stepchildren, Jeff Hoppe and Gwen Hoppe. Jerry was born in Gary, Indiana, moving during the Depression with his family to Tucson, AZ at the age of 5. The family moved to Texas during Jerry’s high school years where he played baseball for his school in El Paso. After serving in the Navy on an aircraft carrier during the Korean War, Jerry graduated from Utah State University in Forestry. He then lived in the southwest, often working in the mountains he loved. After living in Albuquerque for many years, he moved to Kansas City in 2018, where he also loved the outdoor countryside of both Iowa and Missouri. Jerry spent many happy hours woodworking, singing barbershop with the Albuquerque New MexiChords, fly fishing, traveling, watching the Kansas City Royals baseball team, exploring the Iowa family farm, and being with family and friends. Jerry with his gentle kindness, ready smile, and wise and faith filled nature was greatly loved.

Please join the family at Buckingham Cemetery, followed by the Traer Pizza Palace.



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