Ron Goff, age 68, was born at Benson, Dec. 30, 1945, and graduated from Hancock High School where he played football and was named All-Conference quarterback his junior and senior years. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris where he played football all four years. Ron taught high school history and coached several sports-football, both girls and boys basketball, baseball, softball, track and soccer-at Gary, S.D., Cabot Vt., Winona Cotter, Clinton and Marshall. Coach Goff shared his passion for sports with Daughter #1 Julie, Daughter #1 Michelle, and Daughter #1 Jennifer. He enjoyed talking farming and sports and recently was a Lakeview Lakers fan. His memory was amazing and somehow he kept current with past students. Ron had a ready smile and a greeting for everyone. Though in failing health the past 10 years, Ron died unexpectedly at Harmony House in Little Falls Feb. 10. A family service will be held this spring in Benson.
Survivors include Marcia, Julie and Romain Schreier of Wood Lake, Michelle, Duane, Isabel and McKenna Bach of Cottonwood, and Jennifer and Devante Vargas of Brainerd; as well as three sisters, Sharon Avery of Des Moines, IA, Gayle Goff Nelson of Hibbing and Laurie Goff of Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by his parents Carroll and Mary Eleanor Goff and his sister Janet Kellner.
Condolences may be sent to the Family of Ron Goff, 10377 Greenwood Street, Brainerd MN 56401.
Emblom Brenny Funeral Service Little Falls, www.emblombrennyfuneral.com