Thomas Alan Godwin

Thomas Alan Godwin

May 17, 1994 – January 15, 2022

Age 27

Thomas was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and was a graduate of Bellevue East High School’s class of 2012. He received an Associates in Culinary Arts and had a true passion for food.  Thomas was a genuine and kind-hearted soul; he always put others before himself, especially his son Jerry Elijah.

Preceded in death by paternal grandparents Leon & Elaine Godwin; maternal grandparents Roger & Mary Johnson; cousins Brianna Anson and Bailey Rowe.

Survived by his parents Bruce & Mindy Godwin; brother Joshua Godwin (Tori); son Jerry Godwin and his mother Honour Boda; several aunts, uncles and cousins; many dear friends including Dan & Jeanie Whitaker; and his beloved fur babies Chase and Jozie.

Visitation: Wednesday, January 19 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

To view video of the service, click the link below:

Memorials to be directed by the family


  • Jennifer Kernes Posted January 18, 2022 10:28 am

    This is so sad my thoughts and prayers goes out to Bruce and Mindy and the rest of the family I have alot of great memories of him from catfish lake he always wanted to make people laugh he will be missed RIzp Thomas .

  • Nancy Carlson Posted January 18, 2022 10:55 am

    I am so very sorry. Thomas was a special soul..always willing to help someone out. He will be missed. My love and prayers …

  • Dawn Ayala Posted January 18, 2022 12:21 pm

    Dear Bruce and Mindy,
    I am so beyond saddened to hear of this. Gosh, I have so many memories of you both, including the happiness you both had when Thomas was born. My Catfish Lake memories go back many, many years – even into my childhood – and those memories will forever hold you both, as well as Thomas. I always remember his smile. Praying for peace and serenity for you both.
    Love Always,
    Dawn Ayala (Debbie and Dennis’ daughter)

  • Zach and Nancy Posted January 18, 2022 12:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss hugs and prayers to you and all the family ♥️🙏🏻

  • Teri (Kearns) Gentleman Posted January 18, 2022 12:28 pm

    I can’t even being imagine what you guys are going through. I am so so sorry for your loss. Hugs, love and lots of prayers to you all.

  • Lori Albers Posted January 18, 2022 12:51 pm

    My heart is breaking for all of the family!! I still see those tiny 5 year olds – Keigan, Brianna, Thomas and Nicole!! Such another enormous loss – I am so so sorry for yet another devastating loss for your family!!!

  • Kelly Moore Posted January 18, 2022 6:36 pm

    I am sending strength through this time and forward. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Sherrye eder Posted January 18, 2022 8:25 pm

    Bruce & Mindy and Josh and extended family I want to start by saying our deepest condolences to you all. 🙏
    He was one amazing kids ❤️. Had a heart of gold.
    I can not imagine what your family is going through but know we are here from u for your family. If you need anything pls reach other to me 402-301-4958. May God comfortable your whole family 🙏❤️

  • Debra Burmeister Posted January 18, 2022 8:48 pm

    Dearest’s Bruce and Mindy and Josh, so very sorry to hear of this tragedy! Thomas was a very good man and friend! I was blessed to have been apart of his life, I so enjoyed working with him and and sharing thoughts and dreams, prayers and hugs to you all!!! 🙏

  • Stephanie Crompton Posted January 18, 2022 8:54 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Dena Belcher Posted January 19, 2022 8:08 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. Thomas was always. Such a great help to me when we lived next door to your parents. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

  • Tammy Jo Kielty Posted January 19, 2022 9:07 am

    Mindy not sure if you remember me but I was in LaPlatte with you and was Tammy Robb back then. I saw the post of your Son and wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. There are no words I can give but sending prayers and hugs to all of you!

  • Nicole Cain Posted January 19, 2022 10:48 am

    Mindy, Bruce and family, my love and prayers are with y’all. Thomas has and will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • Sada Family Posted January 19, 2022 12:50 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you in our prayers.

  • Kassey Wells Posted January 19, 2022 2:13 pm

    My deepest condolences to Thomas’s family. This broke my heart when I heard of his passing. We met at a concert for our mutual friend and became friends. I will miss him, even though we didn’t talk every day.. Thomas, you were loved by many and you will be missed by all who knew you.

  • Ellen and Dan Boda Posted January 19, 2022 2:25 pm

    Mindy and Bruce, our hearts broke when we heard this news, for you and your son and for Jerry, and all who loved Thomas. We only met him briefly, but he was very kind to us and a perfect gentleman. Everyone who is grieving this loss is in our prayers… and we will be with you online tomorrow. We extend our deepest sympathies.

  • Bob and Jackie Kuzara Posted January 20, 2022 10:59 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  • Nileeta Anderson Posted January 20, 2022 11:10 am

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words. My condolences to your family.

  • Chrus Hike Posted January 20, 2022 11:13 am

    So deeply sorry for your loss! Thomas will be missed by many! Love to you all!

  • Jessica Sorgenfrei Posted January 20, 2022 12:34 pm

    Will forever remember our CFL days, so much to say but can’t find the words. Fighting one minute, joking around the next. The infamous ranch fight brings a smile to this day. Rest easy Friend. Gone too soon but will never be forgotten.

  • Steven Shipman Posted January 21, 2022 10:25 am

    Bruce, and family: In all honesty, I just happened upon this on Wednesday and returned on Thursday for the boxcast as a witness to your sons life. It quickly became apparent that you raised an extraordinary young man, and that the world is now a lesser place in his absence. With my sincere condolences, my old friend…..

  • Shari Haskins Posted January 21, 2022 11:44 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can describe the way your hearts feel. I will pray that time and fond memories will help. My heart goes out to your family.

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