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Lily Godlewski

June 16, 1920 ~ May 30, 2019 (age 98)

Lily (Svoboda) Godlewski, 98 of Laramie, WY formerly of Curtisville, West Deer Township. She was born June 16, 1920 in Plum Borough, to the late Jan and Mary (Javorek) Svoboda. She attended schools in Curtisville and West Deer Township. In 1945 she married Stanley Godlewski and the couple settled in Curtisville and raised their family. Following Stanley’s illness and death, Lily moved to Twin Lakes, WI to be near daughter Elaine. In 2002 she moved to Laramie, WY to be near daughters Joyce and Denise. In Laramie she lived at Laramie Senior Housing, Spring Wind and the Laramie Care Center where she resided until her death on May 30, 2019. Lily belonged to the American Legion of Twin Lakes, the Czechoslovakian Society of America and Saint Paul’s Newman Center in Laramie. She enjoyed bowling, cooking, playing cards with friends and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling with her family to Europe and throughout the United States.

Survivors include daughters Joyce (Keith) Miller and Denise Godlewski of Laramie, WY and Elaine Wagner of Fox Lake, IL; grandchildren Jenny (Will) Lewis, Spring Grove, IL; Dylan (Sue) Paschke, Seattle; Sherry (Don) Wolf, Woodstock, IL; Matt (Nicole) Wagner, Chicago, IL; and Heather (Aaron) Pocock, Clyde, OH; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, sisters Mary Rishlink and Ann Lazur and brothers Joseph and Rudolph Svoboda.

Friends received Friday, June 7, 2017 from 9 AM until the time of the blessing Service at 11 AM, with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating, in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ark Regional Services in Laramie, WY.  View obituary online and leave condolences at

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