Paul L. Good
Paul Good, 89, a renowned livestock auctioneer died March 6. From Van Wert, OH, Good was born Feb. 23, 1916, to George Lewis and Dora Leota Haines Good. He married his highschool sweetheart Alice Marie Poling in 1938; she died May 7, 1989.
Good graduated from Ohio State where he was a member of the Collegiate Livestock Judging Team and Meats Team, and started as an auctioneer in seventh grade during a school pageant depicting the Jamestown slave auction.
Colonel Good is best known for his robust and quick-witted selling of Angus cattle, presiding over some of the most notable auctions including selling for President Eisenhower, J.C. Penny and Armand Hammer. He played a major part in the Angus expansion in the 1960s, ‘70s and early ‘80s. In 1984 he was inducted into the American Angus Association Heritage Foundation, which recognizes major contributions to the improvement and advancement of the Angus breed. His portrait hangs in the Ohio State University Animal Science Hall of Fame for his contributions and efforts, along with brothers Byron and Don.
Survivors include son Arthur L. Good (Joan), Manson, MI, daughters Ann Good (Robert), Fortine, MT, and Ava K. Good, Van Wert, brothers Don Good (Jane), Manhattan, KS, and Fred Good (Judy), Charlotte, MI, five grandchildren, one great grandchild and a great great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held in 11 a.m April 2 at Kingsley Methodist Church, Van Wert County, OH. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.