Dan Goins

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Dan Goins, 66, of Carroll, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Mercy One in Des Moines.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Shinoj Jose. Music will be by Jane Heithoff and the St. Lawrence Choir. Lector will be Claire Morris. Casket bearers will be Eric Goins, Kevin Boyce, Josh Arellano, Andy Goins, Justin Goins, Ben Goins and Tony Brinker. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Visitation at the church will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday.

Funeral arrangements were under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Online condolences may be left for Dan’s family at

Dan, son of Paul “Kelly” and Patricia (Loftus) Goins, was born on Dec. 24, 1952, in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1971. Dan enrolled at the Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he studied television and radio broadcasting. After his schooling Dan worked in Fort Dodge in radio for a brief time. Wanting a change, Dan moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, and later Anchorage, Alaska, where he worked as a technical director for television stations in both markets.

It was in Anchorage, where Dan met Lisa McClendon, and they were married on July 24, 1978. They made their home in Anchorage for a brief time before returning to Carroll where Dan assisted in his father’s business, Kelly Coin Machine Company. Dan would later purchase the business, and he continued to operate it until the time of his passing.

Dan enjoyed playing music and listening to the Beatles. He also enjoyed magic, movies, reading, and attending Friday night football games in Carroll. He was an avid New York Jets fan. Most of all, Dan cherished his three granddaughters, and especially driving them around in his golf cart.

Dan is survived by his wife, Lisa, of Carroll; children: Eric Goins and his daughter, Addison, of West Des Moines, Justin Goins of Carroll, and Kaytie (Kevin) Boyce and their daughters, Averyhart and Penelope, of Carroll; siblings: Dave (Dorene) Goins of Omaha, Rick Goins of Sioux City and Claudia (Matt) Loneman of Carroll; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Kelly and Pat Goins; sister-in-law Lynette Goins; and brother-in-law Mac McClendon.

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