Paul Godfrey

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died April 2, 2007

Paul Douglas Godfrey, age 46, of 418 South 15th Street, died Monday morning April 2, 2007 at home unexpectedly.
Paul was born December 13, 1960 in Escanaba the son of Everett and Beverly (Congleton) Godfrey. He was raised in Gladstone and attended Holy Name School and was a graduate of the Gladstone High School. Paul worked for the Upper Great Lakes Coal Company in Gladstone for numerous years of which he was currently the Manager.

Paul was a member of the Gladstone American Legion Post #71 and he loved spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies included walleye fishing, deer hunting, camping, boating and snowmobiling. Paul was an excellent cook and he also enjoyed working on automobiles. He was very good at repairing or fixing anything that was broken.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his lifelong companion of 28 years, Penny Sebeck

1 son: Ryan M. LaForest of Oklahoma

1daughter: Ashley Marie Godfrey, at home

1 stepson: Jeremy Sebeck of Escanaba

1 stepdaughter: Jennifer Sebeck of Escanaba

1 brother: David Godfrey of Gladstone

2 grandchildren: Ayden and Aliyah Mylander

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

Lifetime friend: Joe Boudreau


0 Tributes for “Paul Godfrey

    Penny, I just heard and am so sorry for yours and the families loss. When I think back at all the extra’s Paul did for me and the center it makes me smile. How about the time he put up all that black paper on the ceiling so we could make a “giant spider web” for the children…not his most favorite job! but he did it with a smile! He will be missed, please take comfort in all the good he has done for others. You are all in my thought and prayers.
    Escanaba, MI

    Paul I’m going to miss you with every minute. It’s SAD losing a nice guy like you. Ashley means the world to me and I will take good care of her and your family Paul. Were gonna miss the good times we had to spend together, especially the joking around “Sally”. Love ya!

    Dan Bourdeau
    Escanaba, MI

    Sorry I can’t be there Aunt Bev and Uncle Evert, Paul will be missed, but he is in good hands now. Love and miss all of you. foxnose.

    Randy Khollman
    Plainfield, IN

    Paul, you are the cousin that made everyone laugh and I am going to miss that most of all. You are missed so much cuz! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep us laughing Paul!!!
    Brenda Ruatti
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Sweetie Pie & Bev

    Just wanted the two of yous to know that yous are in our thoughts and prayers. Life sometimes seems so unfair, but the lord will see yous both through this difficult time. Have faith that one day you will see him again. We love yous

    Mike & Evelyn Birkholz
    Gladstone, MI

    My name is Joshua McAtee, and I was a Coast Guard inspector out of Sturgeon Bay until March this year. I wanted you to know that Paul’s family and friends will be in my prayers. My shipmates and I always looked forward to working with Upper Lakes Coal because it meant we got to spend time with Paul. He always liked to give us a hard time, talk about the walleye (or lack of somedays), and make us laugh. We were never able to leave Upper Lakes without smiles on our faces. He was one of the best to work with and will be missed. God Bless.

    Joshua McAtee, MST3
    Moline, IL

    Sure gonna miss you cuz. Love ya.

    Carol Caldwell
    Gladstone, MI

    To all of you. My heart hurts for you, I know that you all must be so upset, Paul was a great guy, so funny, so full of life. Thank God for all the years he was hear on earth. Penny, Jenny, Chid, and Ashley…I am thinking about you today and I pray you have the stength to get through this difficult time. Always try and remember..It is just goodbye for now not forever. I am praying for you and your family in your time of need. God Bless you all. Love,

    Kristy Shriber
    Escanaba, MI

    My deepest condolences

    Wally Hardwick
    Tomah, WI

    We are very sorry for you lose, may god be by your side today and everyday. We are here if anything is needed a hug, a shoulder, a laugh, a cry, anything!

    Tara and Mudd Druding
    Wells, MI

    Paul we miss you so much! Every memory that comes to mind of you is pure happiness and joy I can’t even think of one instance that I was with you that I didn’t laugh or smile I am so lucky to have had you as close to me as I did MY DAD your grandkids will never forget you PAPA PAUL we all love you

    Jenny and Cory and kids
    Escanaba, MI

    Penny we were saddened by the heartbreaking news of Paul’s sudden death. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary and I will be in the lower peninsula Thursday, and Friday for a dr. appmt. we will be thinking of you. With sympathy Gary & Jean Marohnic good friends for a long time we’ll miss Paul.

    Jean & Gary Marohnic
    1620 No. 19th St. Esky, MI

    Paul was an exceptional person and will truly be missed. Your loss is our loss, and our hearts grieve with you. May peace come to you during this difficult time.

    Paul Coppo, Bruce Riutta, Jane Bergmann
    Green Bay, WI

    We will miss you dearly…

    Casey Family
    Gladstone, MI

    I would like to send my condolences on your loss. Paul was an aquintance of my father, Robert Schram, whom he treated with great respect. My God be with you in this time of sorrow.

    SSG Joseph Schram
    Fort Lewis, WA

    So sorry for your loss. Paul was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed. I will always remember him as somebody who always made me laugh and always wore a smile.

    Joan Forsberg-Norden
    Escanaba, MI

    We were so sorry to hear of Paul’s death. Paul was a very good friend of our family(Boudreaus)since childhood. Always loved Paul’s sense of humor and his ability to have fun no matter what. He was always quick to lend a hand because he had a big and kind heart. We will miss him. Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy is with his family.

    Bob and Rita (Boudreau) Lindahl
    Gladstone, MI

    We are very sorry to hear about your loss.We have known him for many years. Although we didn’t get to visit with him all that much, he always had a good comeback for everything, I will always remember his big smile and laughter. Our prayers are with the family.

    Mark & Wendy (Boudreau) Feathers
    Gladstone, MI

    Jeremy (Chid) and family.

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss.

    Greg & Cathy Tolman
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Everett and Family,

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was so kind to me over the years. He never NEVER turned me down when I called him and needed help, and I needed help often working in the Parks and Rec. dept. for the City of Gladstone. He was such a great helpt to me and that is something I will never forget – his help and his kindness. He will be sadly missed. Your family is in our prayers.

    Kris Rabitoy
    Gladstone, MI

    Pauly will always be with Joe and I. We did so much together, he was a brother that wont be forgotten.Our Boney Falls days were the greatest! He was a proud man. Proud of his children, who he loved very much, as well as his mom and dad and his brother too! We will miss him. Love to all. Robin & Joe.

    Robin & Joe Boudreau
    Perkins, MI

    Uncle Everette & Aunt Bev, Just wanted yous to know that yous are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. The lord will see both of yous through this and give yous the strength you need to get through each day. Love Roxann

    Roxann Hebert
    Rapid River, MI

    To All of Paulies Family..

    Paulie had such a passion for living life, is saddens me to hear that he has passed. I send prayers and my sympathy to you all during this difficult time.
    Much Love

    Brenda Kinnart
    Milwaukee, WI

    Your Family will always be in our prayers.

    Tera & Joe Boudreau Jr
    Gladstone, MI

    So sorry for your loss

    The Rodgers family
    Escanaba, MI

    My condolences to the Godfrey family in the unexpected loss of Paul. I knew him my whole life.

    God Bless you all.

    Jackie [LaFond] Mott
    Orange Park, FL

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