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  • Visitation:  6-7 p.m.  Thursday
  • Funeral:  7:00 p.m.  Thursday

Mr. William H. Godfrey, Jr., age 73, of Greenville, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 3, 2008 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital. The son of Dortha (Koopman) & William Henry Godfrey, Sr., he was born on July 14, 1934 in Grand Rapids. For many years Bill worked as a television repair technician, first for himself and then later for Reid Television. On Nov. 15, 1973, in Grand Rapids, he married Nadine Grace McCall.

A devoted husband and father, Bill found his greatest joy in spending time with his family especially in family trips to Tiger Stadium and fishing with his grandchildren. He had been a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader at St. Isidore Parish in Grand Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Allene Lukaart; and a daughter, Melissa Ann Godfrey on July 30, 2003. Surviving are his wife, Nadine Godfrey; their children, Ed (Rhonda) Maneke, Monica (Chuck) Prill, Bill (Cindy) Godfrey, Melissa (Mike) Golden, Yvonne (Pat) Lake, and Steven (Veronica) Godfrey; 22 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a sister and two brothers-in-law, AnnaBelle (Gerald) Czachorski, and Marvin Lukaart; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 from the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with visitation from 6-7 p.m. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bills online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on February 3, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Guestbook

    02/07/2008 –

    Becky Bush (Ogg)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your lose. He will always be remembered.


    02/07/2008 –

    Tammy Berry

    Steve, Nadine, and family. We extend our sincere condolences.

    Buck Berry Tammy Berry


    02/07/2008 –

    mark and lisa whooha

    steve and family your in our prayers, sorry for your loss. Were thinking of you.


    02/07/2008 –

    Connie Heeringa Schneider

    Nadine and Family,
    I want to express my condolences. Bill was a good guy. I enjoyed his humor and his love of family. I’ve been thinking about you lately.Nadine,feel free to get in touch with me! Sincerely, Connie


    02/06/2008 –

    Jerry and Virginia Ogg

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. The house across the street will always be the “Godfrey’s”.


    02/06/2008 –

    Jeffrey a Ogg


    02/05/2008 –

    Phil Hamacher & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time.
    I remember all the many days riding with Bill in the truck picking up and delivering TV’s that he worked and climbing roofs helping him put up many TV antennas Bill sure had no fear of heights.


    02/05/2008 –

    kyle& Brinda Host

    Dear Steve, We just wanted to let you know how sweet your Dad was. He always had a good story, or a very funny line or comment to say he was the life of a party. we will miss him at all the get together’s at your house with somer and veronica.If there is anything that we can do just ask we are here for you. sincere sympathy, mom & Dad Host


    02/05/2008 –

    Shannon Jaglowski

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


    Kathy Mcquillan

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Ms McQuillan


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