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1965 James 2023

James Godfrey

May 23, 1965 — April 30, 2023

Sioux Falls

James John Godfrey, age 57, known to his family and friends as Jim, was called to eternal life by our Lord on April 30th, 2023. Jim was born on May 23rd 1965 to his parents Michael and Joan Godfrey of Faribault, MN. Jim was a beloved father to Abigail and Rebecca Godfrey. He was the cherished brother of David Larson, Louise Larson, Nancy Godfrey, Martin Godfrey, Colleen Godfrey, Timothy Godfrey, and Daniel -Godfrey. Jim was blessed with three wonderful grandchildren, granddaughter Ava Godfrey and grandsons Peter and Isaac Dunham. Also close to his heart were his many nieces and nephews. Jim’s clever antics were always a highlight of family gatherings; he leaves behind a trail of cherished memories that will be forever kept in the hearts of his loved ones.

Jim pursued many interests. He was a highly skilled outdoorsman, knowledgeable about game animals and their habitats. He had a passion for fishing and all types of hunting from birds to deer to morel mushrooms. Jim enjoyed sharing these experiences with many of his close friends, boasting the deadliest trigger finger in the midwest. When not outdoors he could be found in the kitchen preparing a meal from his latest catch.

Jim was a highly social man who maintained a large circle of friends and colleagues with whom he kept in regular contact. With these friends he could often be found playing poker or having a lively discussion. Jim was a kind hearted man who always left those around him smiling and feeling like the most important person in the room.

The passing of Jim is a great loss to all who knew him. However, in the tradition of our faith, we remember him fondly and do not grieve as those without hope. His loved ones are comforted by the knowledge that Jim is now in the loving embrace of his Lord Jesus Christ and reunited with his late brother, Martin Godfrey and dear friends James and Janet Henjum. May his soul rest in eternal peace. 

 



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