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March 31, 2013

Unsung Hero: Marie Godeke


The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — I nominate Marie Godeke as I feel she is most worthy of this recognition for the volunteer service she has given in various programs in the community that help others.

Marie and her husband relocated to Cullman from Indiana many years ago with one of the local plants. Even while working Marie was busy visiting the sick and shut-ins as she could. Since not living near to help in the care of her mother, she felt she could give this service to others who needed help. 

She has been very active in helping in different community services through the years.   She helped with the Church’s Hispanic Ministry for years. Due to some health problems she has had to cut back. In spite of this she remains as active as she can visiting shut-ins, helping in the church and other things serving her Lord in any way she can. 

She and her husband share many things from their garden with friends and neighbors. She collects cold drink tabs and takes to the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham that assists parents that have have sice children and need a place to stay while child is in the hospital. She also collects used postage stamps to send to a correctional clinic to be used by their residents in cleaning them up and using in various ways. Also various labels from cans are saved to send to the Red Bird mission in Ky.

She is a very modest person. I feel this would give her a much needed boost at this time.

I feel Marie is MOST deserving of this honor!

— Nominated by Elsie McCoy