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Obituary: Mrs. Robert J. Gohdes

Sister Cynthia A. (Geiman) Gohdes died in Minneapolis, Minn., February 19, 2014 at the age of 74. She was born August 1, 1939 at Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of Hershel and Mary (Thorpe) Geiman.
Sister Gohdes graduated from Moravian College in 1961. She was united in marriage to Brother Robert J. Gohdes on August 26, 1961 at Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pa.

She served alongside her husband in ministry settings in Michigan (Daggett), Wisconsin (DeForest and Ebenezer), and Minnesota (Chaska).
Daughters, Karen and Amy; sons, Eric and David; and six grandchildren survive Sister Gohdes.
A memorial service was held March 1, 2014 at North United Methodist Church, North Minneapolis, Minn. A memorial service was held May 10, 2014 at Ebenezer Moravian Church, Watertown, Wis. with the Rev. David Sobek and the Rev. Jane Gehler officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Moravian Church Cemetery.
Memorials were welcomed for the Outreach Fund at North United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Minn.


From the May 2014 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Thursday, March 22 — Psalm 38:1–8
Exodus 28:15–43; Matthew 25:31–46

The Lord God has opened my ear; and I was not disobedient. Nor did I turn back. Isaiah 50:5 (NASB)

Jesus said, “Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also.” John 12:26

Great Shepherd, we seek to follow you. But how does a nation follow you? To follow you is counter to the culture of this world. Provide energy and nerve to live as love and light where little is focused on you. Amen.

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