Vickie Sue Goodew, 56

Published 10:56 am Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vickie Sue Goodew, 56, of Albert Lea, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.



Vickie was born in Brainerd, Minnesota, on July 30, 1958, to Richard and Josephine “Judy” (Graves) Goodew. She was raised by Judy and Donald Nihart. She moved to Austin when she was 3 years old. She attended Austin High School. At an early age, she gave birth to and raised four boys.

Vickie was a housekeeper for several organizations during her life. She worked for The Cedars for over eight years.

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Vickie collected dolls, American Indian memorabilia and artifacts, 60’s and 70’s music, and loved her cat and bird.

Vickie is survived by her significant other, Donald Stigney Jr. of Albert Lea; sons: Donald Stigney III of Albert Lea, Corey Stigney (Holly Hahn) of Charles City, Iowa, Brandon Stigney, Travis Stigney (Dawn Hill) of Braham, Minnesota; siblings: George Goodew, Debbie (Mike) Hansen, Robert Nihart, Tammy (Tony) Edwards, Becky (Mike) Hubbell, and Bonnie (Jason) Opsahl; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Vickie is preceded in death by her parents; step-father Donald Nihart; daughter Melissa.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Mayer Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to services. Burial will be in the spring at Grandview Cemetery. Memorials in Vickie’s name can be made to Crane Community Chapel. Online Condolences-