Larry Godfrey

Larry R. Godfrey, age 75, of Gibbon, died on Friday, October 26, 2018, at CHI Health-St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 5, at the Faith United Church in Gibbon. Pastor Mike Evans will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Gibbon Fire and Rescue. Condolences may be shared online at Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services. Larry Robert Godfrey was born on August 6, 1943, in Grand Island to Walter Francis and Ruth Arlene (Loffer) Godfrey. He received his education from Gibbon High School graduating with the class of 1961. Larry was united in marriage to Deanna Kay Prochaska on September 12, 1963, in Ravenna, and to this union four children were born: Ardean, Jerry, Shannon and Leann. The family made their home in the Gibbon area, where Larry was a master electrician for more than 25 years. He serviced the local community of Gibbon through the family business, Godfrey Electric. He also farmed north of Gibbon for 23 years. Larry was a member of the Bethel Church Board and served on the Gibbon cemetery board for several years. He also volunteered as a 4-H leader for more than 15 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Deanna Godfrey, of Gibbon; his children, Jerry Godfrey and his wife, Lisa, of Troy, Missouri, Shannon Godfrey and his wife, Tina, of Kearney, and Leann Kirchner, and her husband, Steve, of Omaha; Obituary grandchildren, Tamara and Ana Godfrey, Niah and Callie Kirchner, and Ella and Kait Godfrey; step-grandchildren, Sara Lecrone, Zach and Kaitlin Pollard, Jesse Pollard, Taryn Mason, and Sarah and Jamie Adams; step-great-grandchildren, Logan Pollard, Adison and Bailey Lecrone, and Landon Pollard; brother, Lyle Godfrey and his wife, May, of Grand Island; sister-in-law, Darlene Godfrey, of Longmont, Colorado; brother-inlaw, Harold Corder, of Fort Lupton, Colorado; nephews, Craig Godfrey, Marlin Godfrey, Clark Godfrey, David Corder, and Charlie Nehls; nieces, Myra Imhof, Barbara Floodeen, Lillian Buettner, Arlene Jensen, and Christy Godfrey; along with many great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ardean Godfrey; brother, Wayne Godfrey; sisters, Deloris Corder and Ila Nehls; brother-in-law, Lyle Nehls; and nephews, Leroy and Donald Godfrey.

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