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Mike Goin

September 18, 1948 — August 13, 2020

Howard Michael Goin, age 71, of Carbondale, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:59 a.m. at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Mike was born on September 18, 1948, the son of Howard W. and Joan (Hutchins) Goin.  He married Mona Parini on August 22, 1970 in Herrin and she survives.  Mike worked as a police officer for the Carbondale Police Department for over 20 years and served in the Illinois National Guard.  He was a dog lover and enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and was an excellent marksman.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Mona Goin; his daughter, Michelle Shannon Goin; a brother, David (Tami) Lynn; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Charlene and Robert Swope and Karen and Randy Cain; two nephews, Brett Lynn and Alex (Becca) Cain; and his two beloved dogs, Paris and Spike.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Emery and Maggie Goin and Hazel and Carl Morgan; his parents, Howard and Phyllis Goin and Joan Hutchins; and his parents-in-law, Mark and Adolpha Calcaterra.

In accordance with his wishes, Mike will be cremated and a private inurnment will be held in Herrin City Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with the arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to:

Humane Society of Southern Illinois, 95 Humane Road, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966

Wright-Way Rescue Shelter, 8459 Old Highway 13, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966

Or an animal shelter of the donor’s choice.  Donations may be sent to the shelter directly or may be mailed in care of Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th St., Herrin, Illinois 62948.

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