Lydia Goodwater

Lydia “Sis” A. Goodwater, 91, of Motley, died August 26 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 31 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Motley, with Reverend Paul Koehler officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be at Morningside Memorial Garden in Coon Rapids.Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.

Sis was united in marriage to Clifford Goodwater on Sept. 8, 2001. They made their home in Motley.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in  Motley and the Motley Lions.  She enjoyed traveling, reading and being with family.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter,  Nan (Keith) Miller of Moab, UT; stepson, Rick Goodwater; stepdaughter: Kathy Johnson; one sister, Florence Berndt of Motley; sister-in-law, Ione (Charles); four grandchildren, Marilyn, Elizabeth, Katherine and Brian; great -grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Wilhelmina Pribbenow; five brothers, John, Art, William, Willis and David Pribbenow; three sisters, Sophia Schwitalla, Mable Thorn and Dorothy Beeson; granddaughter, Desiree; stepdaughter,  Lynn Johnson.

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