A Norfolk, Nebraska, man who died in last month’s flooding is being remembered as “an old soul” who valued relationships above material goods.

Scott E. Goodman, 30, was swept away by floodwaters near Norfolk on March 14. His body has not been found.

“Scott was simple man, yet complex; he really had life figured out, a true old soul, realizing life was not about material things but rather about relationships and experiences,” his family wrote in an paid obituary published in the Norfolk Daily News. “Scott’s greatest gift was the ability to make others feel like the most important people in the world, leaving a positive impression with those he crossed paths.”

A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. The family asks that donations be considered to establish an educational scholarship in his memory.

Goodman was born in Geneva, Nebraska, in 1988 and moved to Norfolk in the third grade, his family said. He graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School in 2006.

In 2015, he obtained his Associate of Science at Northeast Community College and was looking forward to graduating from Wayne State College in December with a Bachelor of Science in biology.

While at Wayne State, he interned at Northeast Arboretum in Concord, Nebraska.

“Scott loved nature and had a strong belief in protecting the earth, serving on the City of Norfolk Tree Board,” his family said. He worked at Love Signs in Norfolk.

Goodman had a role in the movie “Nebraska,” which was directed by Alexander Payne and filmed in the Norfolk area.

He is survived by his parents, Dan and Linda Goodman; brothers, Todd and Ryan; and a grandmother, Verla Goodman.

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