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Duane Godfrey

March 15, 1938 May 7, 2019
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Obituary for Duane Godfrey

Duane Godfrey, age 81 of rural Boone, died at his home on May 7, 2019.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at the Marion Street United Methodist Church. Following the service, Duane will be cremated.

Duane Paul Godfrey, was born in Boone, Iowa on March 15, 1938, the son of Harry and Ioam Godfrey. He graduated from Boone High School in 1956. Duane married Barbara Jean Carter on June 2, 1957 in Ogden, Iowa. To this union Michael, JoEllen, and Julia were born. Barbara died in 1963. Duane married Marcia Lee Carter on June 14, 1964, in Perry, Iowa. To this union, Brenda and Karla were born. He was a lifelong member of Marion Street United Methodist Church. In earlier years, Duane was a member of the Iowa National Guard. He was employed at Iowa State University in Ames, and worked as a plumber for the Facilities Planning and Management Department from 1959 to 2000. He worked at the I.S.U. football games for 50 plus years.

Duane loved the outdoors and working on his farm. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, especially sweet potatoes, and sharing his produce, fishing, mushroom hunting, polka dancing, watching sports on television, enjoying old country western music, cribbage, and was an avid Iowa State Cyclone fan. Duane especially loved spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dorsey and Marian Carter; his first wife Barbara Jean Godfrey; an infant daughter, Julia Kay Godfrey; a sister Patricia Sundine-Dodson; a brother, Roger Godfrey; a son-in-law, Myron Hull; a brother-in-law, Richard Carter. Duane is survived by his wife, Marcia of Boone; a son, Michael (Loy) Godfrey of Boone; daughters, JoEllen (Jeff) Erb and Brenda (Bill) Reed all of Boone; Karla (Tony) Godfrey-Dixon of Ames; nine grandchildren, Jeremy, Benjamin, and Andrew Godfrey, Amie (Kelly) Williams, Travis Hull, Brylie (Travis) Galivan, Madison and Lantz Reed, and Mara Dixon; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Nelma Vest of Edmund, Oklahoma; brothers, Steve (Diane) Godfrey of Matthews, North Carolina and Darold (Shirley) Godfrey of Boone; in-laws, Phyllis Burkhart of Huxley; Sharon Elaine Lyftogt of Belle Fourche, South Dakota; Donna Rae (Harold) McDermott of Medina, Ohio; Robert (Kathy) Carter of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dennis (Margaret) Carter of Boone; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m., where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.

Visitation on Saturday will be at the Church, from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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4:00 PM 5/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/10/2019 8:00:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

The family will be present from 6 pm until 8 pm.

Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel
1006 Sixth Street Boone 50036 IA
United States

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10:30 AM 5/11/2019 10:30:00 AM
Marion Street United Methodist Church

717 W 5th St
Boone , IA 50036

Marion Street United Methodist Church
717 W 5th St Boone 50036 IA
United States

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