Daniel B. GodboutDaniel B. Godbout, 73 (29 in heart years), passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Aug.
Daniel B. Godbout, 73 (29 in heart years), passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Aug. 28, 2013.
He was born in Carlton on Jan. 18, 1940 to Emil and Alma Godbout.
Dan lived his whole life in the home he was born and raised in. He was a 1958 graduate of Carlton High School.
Dan married Jean Ann Peil on Sept. 14, 1963. He was a devoted husband and father of three and a grandfather of seven. His love and devotion to his family shined brightly each and every day. This gift of love is his legacy. Dan was well known for his sense of humor, his ability to stand up for what was right, was very patriotic and loved his country. He enjoyed weather forecasting, hunting, golf and antiquing. Dan worked at Potlatch in Cloquet for 43 years; retiring in 2001.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anna Mae; brother, Ernie; and brothers-in-law, Leonard and Lyle.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jean; daughters, Peggy (Mark) Weber and Mary (Lorin) Peterson; son, Joe (Tami) Godbout; grandchildren, Amber (Jake), Ryan, Danielle, Tyler, Emily, Sam and Reese; siblings, Joyce Wallace, Rose Parks and Dick (Bev) Godbout; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends, and his furry little sidekick, "Trixie".
The family would like to thank Dr. Malkovich, Dr. Langager, Dr. Neustel, and Linda Wick, St. Mary's Cardiac Unit, and special caregiver, Mike, from Hospice for all the wonderful care given over the years to Dan.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Solvay Hospice House. Because of Dan's love of the Vikings and Twins, the family is asking everyone to wear their favorite shirt.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 in Nelson Funeral Care with a one hour prior visitation. Inurnment service will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Carlton. To leave an online condolences see www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.
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