Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for George F. J. Goff, 85, of Davenport, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Davenport. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. A Rosary will be recited at 4:45 p.m. followed by visitation from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 15th at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Foundation. Mr. Goff died Friday, May 11, 2018 at Genesis Medical Center - East in Davenport.
Born on June 1, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, George was the son of George M. and Mary Katherine “Marie” (Worwa) Goff. On April 23, 1960 in Minneapolis, he married Dorothy Mertes.
George worked as an engineer in the fire protection division of Quad City Automatic Sprinkler, retiring in 1991. He was a life-member of the Elks, serving two-times as Exalted Ruler (1970-71 and 1988-89), officer of the year in 1997-98 and was named “Elk of the Year” four times. George was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church as well as a 3rd Degree life-member of the Knights of Columbus. George loved to golf where he made two hole-in-ones and was a member of the “Hungry 20 Group.” He also enjoyed to bowl, bowling two 300 games.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Dorothy; sisters, Mary Ann Belland of Mesa, Arizona and Teri Raye Goff of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brothers, David “Butch” Goff of New Brighton, Minnesota, Larry (Pam) Goff of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Thomas Goff of Crystal, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ray.