Larry Godejohn

Larry Godejohn

Friday April 24, 2020
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Larry Godejohn, 74, of Cushing Minnesota, went to be with the Lord on Friday April 24 2020. Born on November 10, 1945, he grew up outside of Erie, North Dakota, learning to love all things outdoors and playing sports. He graduated from University of North Dakota, where he studied accounting and where he met his wife Shirley. He and Shirley married in 1967. He served in the US Army and was a successful entrepreneur, having owned and operated Staples Sports, with Shirley, from 1983 to 2019. He loved fishing, hunting and traveling the world; including the completion of the “Great Loop” - circumnavigating the USA by water. He was a member of a New Orleans Mardi Gras organization and enjoyed riding in the parades. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Eulalia and Theodore Godejohn, and sister Carol Godejohn. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a daughter and grandson, Angie and Alex Godejohn; a daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Eric Baird; a daughter and son-in-law, Tani and Tyler Johnson; two grandsons, Camden and Crosby Johnson; a brother and sister-in-law, Orvin and Janet Godejohn; and a sister, Donna Godejohn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s honor directly to Motley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to Scandia Valley First Response.
A celebration of Larry's life will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 11AM at Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center (512 S 8th St, Brainerd). Visitation will be one hour prior to the service

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A celebration of Larry's life will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 11AM at Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center (512 S 8th St, Brainerd). Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.


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Frederick Burgum

Posted at 04:57pm
Very sad to learn of Larry's passing. Much too young. Rick Burgum

Brian Glynn

Posted at 12:18pm
Larry was a great friend to me and my family. He gave me a job one summer when I needed one and always asked about my daughter and family. Went on many fishing trips with he and my dad and we caught a lot of walleyes. We also owned hunting land together and I have many fond memories of being at the deer shack for many years. He often talked about how proud he was of his daughters and they even hunted with us at one time or another. Ironically, the other hunting land partners and I were at the deer shack on Saturday when we heard the news of his passing and we shed tears and made a toast. I miss him.

Char Stockman

Posted at 11:46pm
We will miss Larry’s big smile, he was an amazing person. We so enjoyed getting to know him down in Florida! Our prayers are with you and your family.

Chuck and Char Stockman

Karen Pogreba

Posted at 10:14am
Larry will surely be missed. We have appreciated Larry and Shirley as good and supportive business neighbors for many years. Rest in peace Larry.

Carol Ford Posted at 08:38pm

May the memories uphold you and give you comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pastor Bob and Carol Ford (Tani's 3rd grade teacher)

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