Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Robert Leon Goff, 90, Blooming Prairie

Robert (Bob) Leon Goff, age 90 of Blooming Prairie, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital.

He was born Jan. 13, 1929 in Bristol, S.D., the son of Leon and Margaret (Hawkinson) Goff. Bob attended Appleton High School, graduating in 1947. Bob enlisted into the Army National Guard and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge on Oct. 14, 1952. On Dec. 31, 1951, he was united in marriage to Betty Wiese in Milbank, S.D. 

Over the years, Bob served as a financial secretary, usher and in other positions at the Owatonna Methodist Church. He was active with the March of Dimes and Boy Scouts. He was also an avid gardener. His occupations included bookkeeper, inventory controller, city assessor, realtor and small business owner. 

 Survivors include his wife, Betty Goff of Blooming Prairie; children, Lynda (Lowell) Holland of Apple Valley, Douglas (Mary) Goff of Blooming Prairie, Liza (Duane) DeBoer of Blooming Prairie, Daniel Goff of Blooming Prairie; six grandchildren, Miranda Camery, Casey Goff, Nicole Holland, Megan Lynch, Emily Holland and Tricia DeBoer; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Ken) Piepho of Coon Rapids; sisters-in-law, Jeannette Goff of Long Prairie, June Goff of Clarissa, Minn., Yvonne Wiese of Correll, Minn,; brother-in-law, Jim Mrozek, Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Margaret Goff, two brothers, Darrel Goff and Eugene Goff; brother-in-law, Robert (Bobby) Wiese, sister -in-law, Beverly Mrozek.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Memorials can be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


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