John A. Goodding, 93, of Roseville, died May 18.

John was a professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences. His 17-year career there included academic administration and classroom teaching in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, from which he retired in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet; daughters, Judith Kuusisto (James) and Marcia Goodding (Tom); six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Richard; and sister Barbara Bell.

He will be remembered for his love of family, friends, painting, music and education. A celebration of life was held June 11 at House of Hope Presbyterian Church.

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