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Dan B Goddard

September 25, 1947 — February 10, 2023

Dan Goddard

Danny Bruce Goddard was born September 25, 1947, to Burdette B. and Donna J. (Gibb) Goddard in Benkelman, Nebraska. He lost his struggle with a lifetime of Illness on February 10, 2023, at Carriage House Assisted Living Center, Holyoke, Colorado. Dan was 75 years of age.

Dan, as he was liked to be called, grew up in Champion, Nebraska, attending grade school. He was kindhearted, loved family, and spent time walking the Frenchman River with his dogs, or possibly a pet raccoon.
He was a dependable newspaper carrier at a young age, and summers were spent helping his granddad, Clint.

After graduating from Chase County High School in Imperial, Dan continued his education in Denver, Colorado, attending the Denver Automotive School. He then worked as a mechanic in Denver for a short time before moving to McCook, Nebraska, where he was employed at the T.R.W. Plant for thirteen years. During these years, he traveled throughout the country on his many motorcycles. Dan later moved back to Champion driving trucks for Schilke Farms.

In retirement, Dan assisted in the care of his parents. He later began reading and studying the Bible and he and his Mother took home classes from the Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial. Dan and his Mother, Donna, were baptized and confirmed that same year.

Dan made Holyoke, Colorado, his finial home, where he joined the Zion Lutheran Church. He found a kind, loving community of friends and helpers at the church. They visited him frequently when his health would not allow him to attend.

Life was never easy due to his illness, but with his little dogs to care for and the staff at the Carriage House, he made the best of life.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, and great-nephew, Jesse Krausnick.

Left to mourn his passing are sister, Diann and husband, Larry Schilke, nephews, Jeff (Ramona) Schilke and James Schilke, all of the Imperial area. Niece, Christina Krausnick of the Champion area. Great-nephews, Kile (Kalli) Schilke of Imperial, Andrew (Tanner) Schilke of Oklahoma. great-niece, Brooke Schilke of Oklahoma. great-great nieces, Kensington and Kase Schilke of Imperial, and Kinsley and Colette Schilke of Oklahoma and many cousins.

Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon, February 17, 2023, 2:00 P.M. at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, NE, with Pastor Gary Rahe officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday morning, February 17, 2023, 10:00 A.M. -11:00 A.M. at Liewer Funeral Home, Imperial, NE.

A memorial in Dan’s memory has been suggested to the Zion Lutheran Church of Holyoke, Colorado.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, February 17, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Liewer Funeral Homes - Imperial

841 Court Street, Imperial, NE 69033

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Graveside Service

Friday, February 17, 2023

Mount Hope Cemetery

, Imperial, NE 69033

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