DatesJune 18, 1927 - February 19, 2009
Verlyn Henry Godber was born June 18, 1927 near Letcher, SD to Clarence and Viola (Koepke) Godber. He grew up and attended school at Letcher and graduated from high school in 1946. In 1951 he joined the US Army and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. After being discharged in May 1953 he returned to the Letcher area where he was involved in farming. On June 12, 1965 he married LaVay Johnson Couch at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. In 1986 he retired and moved into Letcher. He was a member of the Letcher Community Church, the American Legion Post #93, the DAV and the Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife, LaVay; one son, Joel Godber and wife, Linda of Panama City, FL; two daughters: Debra Finklea and husband, Alton of Latta, SC, Teresa Woods and husband, Robert of Casselberry, FL; five grandchildren; one sister, Clarice Nutter of Mitchell, SD; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Norma Hadden and a granddaughter, Leah Godber.
To Be Announced
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Letcher Community Church
Letcher, South Dakota
CemeteryMilitary Graveside Rites
Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota
entry posted by Bonnie (Treib) Bauer on 02-25-2009
Teresa, Deb, and Mrs. Godber,
My sympathy is with you at this difficult time. May all your good memories bring you comfort.
entry posted by Sandi Hawks on 02-24-2009
Joel, I have you and your family in my prayers. Cherish the good memories. Have a safe trip home.
entry posted by Taylor Koepke on 02-23-2009
Verlyn was a good friend of me and my family and it was sad to see him go. I will always remember him and the good times we spent with him. Rest in Pease Verlyn
entry posted by Denise Sexton on 02-23-2009
My family will have you and all of your family in our prayers as Tuesday approaches and during the coming days. May God bless all of you--
entry posted by Sheila Keyman on 02-22-2009
I will always have a special place for Verlyn in my heart--he was such big ol' teddy bear and was loved by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sheila and Mike
entry posted by Genelle Collins on 02-22-2009
Verlyn was a special addition to our family...May he rest in peace with those that have gone before him....
entry posted by Instructional Network Technicians on 02-22-2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Instructional Network Technician Team
Bay District Schools