Larry Godejohn

Larry Godejohn, 74, of Cushing went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2020. 

A private service will be held and a Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.

Larry was born November 10, 1945 to Theodore and Eulalia Godejohn. He grew up outside of Erie, North Dakota, learning to love all things outdoors and playing sports. He graduated from the University of North Dakota, where he studied accounting and met his wife, Shirley. He and Shirley were married in 1967. He served in the U.S. 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 survived by his wife, Shirley; three daughters, Angie Godejohn; Nicole (Eric) Baird; Tani (Tyler) Johnson; three grandsons, Alex Godejohn; Camden and Crosby Johnson; one brother Orvin (Janet) Godejohn and one sister, Donna Godejohn.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carol 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.

Arrangements were by Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home,

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