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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
Fax: (231) 723-1029
Alto Goodspeed, Sr.

Alto Goodspeed, Sr.

Monday, October 28th, 1940 - Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Pastor Alto "Bud" Goodspeed, Sr., age 78 of Manistee died Friday, May 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on October 28, 1940 in Plainwell, Michigan the son of the late Darl T. & Edna (Manchester) Goodspeed. He was graduate of Wayland High School Class of 1959. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam Era. On December 21, 1963 he married Diana Kay Wallace at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wayland.

Bud was Pastor of the New Life Tabernacle in Manistee for 38 Years. He enjoyed fishing and gardening, especially tomatoes.

Survivors include his wife; Diana K. Goodspeed of Manistee, four children; Sheila (Mark) Lavender of Manistee, Alto (Tracey) Goodspeed, Jr of Manistee, Craig (Heather) Goodspeed of Fremont,MI, and Chip (Kirsten) Goodspeed of Manistee, 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, his sister; Peggy Barton of Dutton, MI, as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee with Pastor Alto Goodspeed, Jr. officiating, followed by Military Honors by the Manistee United Veterans Council Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-8PM and Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until time of service.

Memorials in Bud's name may be directed to the New Life Tabernacle.

Please visit Bud's personal page of memories at Arrangements by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 1:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Alto Goodspeed, Jr.


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Ken Moore

Posted at 03:23pm
To the Goodspeed Family: Many condolences at the loss of this man, Elder Alto Goodspeed. He was, indeed, a man I admired, along with my wife, Melanie. Though our trips to Manistee grew further apart as the years progressed, I always requested to visit Elder Goodspeed while in town, if possible. I enjoyed sitting face to face with him and discussing life's journey, and absorbing his loving concern for my soul, and the souls of my family. He was in my life as a teenager, and loved my grandfather dearly, along with my aunts and their families. Thank you all for your love and patience with us, the Moores, and may God's comfort cover you all in this time. Elder Goodspeed will be greatly missed. God Bless You All!

Lisa Clarke

Posted at 01:45pm
Where do I begin to tell about a man that was a dad, mentor, pastor, and so much more to me? When I was 19, rebellion set in and I wanted to do things my way. He was a gentle, loving pastor who encouraged me to keep my eyes on the Lord, teaching one verse that stuck with me, but years later..when I was old, I recalled it.."Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose his mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3. Years later, I came back to the Lord, back to my church, and back to sit under the son of this wonderful teacher. The words that changed my life and kept me encouraged were simply "I like this Lisa" He had seen the change in me and he knew I was he said all the time "I want to go to Heaven"...Well, Dad, Elder, Prophet Goodspeed...YOU DID IT! You are there now...See you again some day. thank you for your love, prayers, and encouragement.

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