Obituary: Gregg Godfrey, 79, of Fort Atkinson

Gregg Godfrey, 79, of Fort Atkinson, passed away February 1, 2024 at Meriter Hospital in Madison.

Gregg was born on October 25, 1944, to Spencer and Norma Godfrey. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1962. Gregg married his high school sweetheart, Jane (Henze), on April 10, 1965 in Whitewater. They had two children, Gregg M. and Darren. He worked at Chrysler for 30 years, raised calves, owned and operated many businesses including: Godfrey Dredging, A&W in Broadhead, a small resort on Lake Koshkonong, an amusement game vending route and the Owl’s Club.

Gregg loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, family and friends. He was kind, compassionate, caring, smart, resilient and a prankster who loved to make people laugh. Gregg was a true patriarch, a role model and his strength and wisdom helped to guide all of us through life.

He will be deeply missed by his family; sons, Gregg M. Godfrey of Texas and Darren (Mindy) Godfrey of Lake Mills; grandchildren, Carron (Gregg M.), Silver & Cole (Darren), great grandchildren, Jacksen & Landen, sister and brother. Gregg was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Godfrey and his parents, Spencer and Norma Godfrey.

A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., in Fort Atkinson. A visitation will take place from 2 p.m. until the time of service, followed by a celebration of life and luncheon at Lucy’s Hideaway (formerly known as Owl’s Club), 5847 E. County Road N, Milton, Wisconsin 53563. All welcome. Online condolences can be made at

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