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Barry Goddard - January 03, 2009


Barry Lynn Goddard, 66, died Saturday night, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Chase County Hospital in Imperial, Neb.
Barry was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Imperial, Neb. to Harold Earl and Valeda Arleen (Bauerle) Goddard.
As a young man he graduated from Chase County High School in May of 1960.
Barry went on to attend Chadron State College in Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1968, a Master of Science in Education in 1974, and an Education Specialist Degree in 1977.
Barry served in the U.S. Navy starting in 1960 and finished his active duty in August of 1963. He continued in the Naval Reserve until June of 1966.
He was an educator and administrator serving as superintendent of schools in several locations throughout Nebraska.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #237 and an active member of the Lutheran Church in the towns he lived in.
Barry enjoyed camping and fishing, as well as cultural activities such as dancing and taking part in community theatre. Barry especially loved playing with his grandchildren, playing on his computer and working the daily crossword puzzle.
Survivors include daughters Arleen Wirth and husband Sean of Spring, Texas, Amber Goddard of Omaha, Neb. and Anissa Esco and husband Adam of Delano, Minn.; son Brock Goddard and wife Denise of Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren Chase, Drew and Riley Goddard, Jacob Goddard, Catherine Schneider, Ashton and Axel Esco and Aven and Addison Wirth; brothers Aron Goddard and wife Nancy of Des Moines, Iowa and Idis Goddard and wife LeeAnne of Bedford, Texas; sisters Valerie Brady and husband David of Stamford, Neb., Carol Spady of Imperial, Neb. and Resa Moore and husband Craig of Torrance, Calif.
Barry was preceded in death by his parents, H.E. “Bill” and Valeda Goddard.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 2009, at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial, Neb. with Pastor David Kahle officiating. Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Neb.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.