Saturday, February 17, 2024

Carmen Godfredson

Carmen Marie Kulpa Godfredson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 at her home. She was born in Detroit MI on August 19, 1941 to Chester and Gertrude Kulpa.

Carmen was predeceased by her paarents, a brother Gary Kulpa, and a daughter Jennifer Daniels.

She is survived by her husband Mike Godfredson; sons Jeffery Tisdale and Kirk Johnson; grandchildren Gary Junior Kulpa, Taylor Daniels, Holly Tisdale, and Haley Johnson; and great-grandchildren Jacob Kulpa and Zacory Daniels.

She is also survied by stepchildren Jeffrey Godfredson, Douglas Godfredson, Shelia Godfredson, Cherie Godfredson, Jennifer Godfredson, and Jamie Godfredson; and grandchildren Conner, Cole, Camden and Carter Tochman and Theodore and Andrew Gores.

Carmen and Mike met in 1992 and were married in the summer of 1993 at Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii. They had a wonderful life together for 35 years. He referred to her affectionately as ‘Marilyn Monroe’.

Carmen did office work for St. Joe’s and U of M Hospitals for many years. Mike was in the restaurant business for 37 years in 17 states, including Hawaii. In Michigan he was a district supervisor for Nickerson Farms and operated the Fowlervlle store and then was an owner of Fowlerville Family Farms at the same location.

Both of them enjoyed their retirement, loving to do things together and being part of the Fowlerville community.

Carmen grew up in a Catholic family. She graduated from Lady Wood School in Redford. She loved her religion and would pray to the Lord every day and night.

A memorial service is planned for Thursday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville, with visitation starting at 12 noon and continuing until the service. 

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