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1941 James 2021

James Goedderz

June 16, 1941 — November 28, 2021

James Florenz Goedderz, 80, of Brainerd, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

There is a Celebration of Life is scheduled at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes on Sunday December 12th from 2:00-5:00 pm.

James was born on June 16, 1941, to Phillip and Isabelle (Nelson) Goedderz in Brainerd, Minnesota. He enlisted in the United States Airforce and served for 4 years. James was united in marriage to Iris Milender on December 23, 1986, in Brainerd, MN. He worked for many years at the Paper Mill in Brainerd until he retired in 2000. James also enjoyed gardening, fishing, deer hunting, biking & spending time with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.

James is survived by his wife, Iris; son John (Shelly) Cluever; Grandchildren Samantha (Brad), Nicholas, Ericka (Jason), Ali (Bret), Kayla Jo (Kevin), Kayla Fay (Chris), Hunter, and Brady; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers Robert “Bob”, and Phillip; sister Mary Lou; and many friends, and neighborhood “grandkids”. He was preceded in death by his parents Phillip and Isabelle; brothers Ron, Roger, and Rich; and closest dear friend Jeff Kruger.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Goedderz, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Arrowwood Lodge, Brainerd Lakes


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