Virlin "Curly" Goforth, age 89 of Freeport, passed away on June 26, 2019 at his home.
Virlin was born on October 20, 1929 the son of Jesse and Myrtle (Carrier) Goforth. He attended Arlington High School in Arlington, Indiana, and worked for Baby Bliss for 45 years as an Industrial Sewing Machine Mechanic. Virlin proudly served his country in both the Navy and the Army. On March 3, 1956 he married Janet Maxine (Miller) Goforth.
Virlin was an avid gardener, hunter, and foster parent for 25 years, raising over 200 children.
Virlin is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 53 years. He is survived by his children Gina (Jack) Wesseldyke, Aaron (Terri) Goforth, Michael Goforth, Chris Goforth, Michelle Walters, Grandchildren Janet (Randy) Lubben, James Stevenson, Jesse Stevenson, Caley Goforth, 5 great-grandchildren, brother Clark (Mary) Goforth, and sister Cathy McBride.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Girrbach Funeral Home, 328 S Broadway, Hastings, Michigan 49058. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Girrbach Funeral Home. Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. To leave an online condolence, visit
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C Jackson
Jun 30, 2019
Sending my condolences to the family and friends of Virlin. May you gain peace and comfort during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”
Bob Fancher
Jun 28, 2019
Sorry to her of Virlin's passing Malcom his class mate passed the 19 of May he lived in Raliegh,NC your brother lives across the railroad from me I've live in Arlington 79yrs lost may wife of 57yrs Dec 3 18 see Mary every Sunday God Bless and Keep You Bob