EMIL ERNIE "SMOKIE" GODBOUTEmil Ernie "Smokie" Godbout, 84, of Carlton, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Bayshore Health Center in Duluth.
Emil Ernie "Smokie" Godbout, 84, of Carlton, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Bayshore Health Center in Duluth. He joined his wife Jeanette Trettel Godbout of 54 years in eternal life.
Ernie was born Dec. 2, 1928 in Carlton to Alma (Lavigne) and Emil Godbout.
He was member of St. Francis Catholic Church of Carlton and had served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
Ernie and Jeanette owned and operated Smokie's Fish & Sausage store for 14 years in Cloquet. Prior to Smokies he drove school bus, cement truck and farmed for 14 years. He was a "Jack of all trades". He loved his farm, fishing, hunting and Texas Hold-em Tournaments at Black Bear Casino.
Ernie was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette in 2009 and sister Anna Mae.
He is survived by daughters Renee (Richard) Jarvinen and Michelle Godbout; sons Mark (Evonne), and Bruce; brothers Richard (Bev) and Daniel (Jean); sisters Rose Parks and Joyce (Leonard) Wallace; a special friend Sister Mary Rocheforet OSB; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday June 9, 2013 in Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Services resume Monday in St. Francis Catholic Church in Carlton with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Memorial Mass. Inurnment will be at St. Francis Cemetery. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care with online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net
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