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Donald H. Goddard

Died: Tue., Oct. 4, 2016


9:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Location: First Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Location: First Lutheran Church

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STEVENSVILLE – Donald H. Goddard, 95, returned to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at The Living Centre in Stevensville. He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in LaPorte City, Iowa, the son of the late Harry H. and Nellie (Fordyce) Goddard. Don was raised and attended schools in LaPorte City and Clinton, Iowa. Graduating from Lyons High School in 1939. He entered the service Feb. 10, 1941. In World War II he flew 624’s and made the Air Force a career. Don married the love of his life Bernetta M. Wilke on Sept. 7, 1945, in San Bernardino, California. Bernetta shared Don’s passion for the Air Force and embraced every new adventure. He retired in 1964 and moved into the city of Glasgow and became an insurance adjuster, avid racquetball player and outdoorsman. He was a past Grand Patron of Eastern Star, a Mason, a Shriner, a member of The American Legion and enjoyed the Aeronuts in Stevensville. Don was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Bernetta Goddard; his brothers, George, Rolland and Orville Goddard and half brother Gary Thomas and half sister Joyce Keller. Don is survived by his daughter Donna (Alan) Benson; granddaughters Tori MacLean (James DesRosier), Angie (Terry) Mickles; great-grandchildren Dylan (Haley) MacLean, Jacob Maclean (Becca) and Emily Mickles; sister Evelyn Birge; half sister Erma Huebner; half brothers Jim, Paul, Les and Vern Goddard, and special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Missoula. Viewing at 9:30 a.m. Gravesite Service with Military Honors will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Whitesitt’s Funeral Home is caring for the family. Don’s family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses, CNAs, aides, cooks, office staff and administration and Special Activities Angels at The Living Centre in Stevensville for their loving care. The family suggests that memorials be made to The Living Centre, 63 Main St., Stevensville, MT 59870; First Lutheran Church, 2808 South Ave W., Missoula, MT 59804; or any charity of choice.

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Margo Hellickson
   Posted Sun October 09, 2016
To all of Don's family,
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. What is even stranger is a few days ago I was wondering how he was. I have many fond memories of both Don and Bert. We became friends when Bert and I were Grand Officers together. I have very good memories of our times together, the laughs we had when Don got stranded out of Fort Peck Dam with only a couple beers and a candy bar, and all our travels together. I was so happy when I was Worthy Grand Matron and made my visit to Stevensville that he came "just to visit a bit before the meeting" and stayed for the meeting and lunch after. He was a fine man and I share in your loss. He and Bert are now together and I bet she was really happy. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I am sorry I don't know the time for the burial in Glasgow as I would try to make it over for a last good bye. In Star Love and Sympathy. Margo Hellickson

Kathy Ophus McColly
   Posted Wed October 12, 2016
I was sorry to hear of Don's passing. Both Don and Bert were wonderful people. Bert was Mother Advisor in Rainbow during my Rainbow years at Glasgow A.F.B. I enjoyed visiting with them in Memphis when Don was Worthy Grand Patron. I know they will be missed by all who knew them.

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