Austin Goff, age 83, passed
away peacefully, Monday, March 4, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation.
He was born September 29,
1929, in Posey County, IN, the son of Leo and Ada (Lopp) Goff.
Austin worked his early years in building private homes, gas
stations, and bulk plants. He then joined the team at General Electric and
retired from there. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard, serving as a
Master Sergeant of the 139th Field Artillery, Battery B, in Mt.Vernon. Austin
enjoyed wood working and making things for his daughters and grandchildren. He
was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon and was president of Trustees of Old Beech Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and a sister, June
Austin is survived by his wife of 55 years, Norma “Sue” Goff; his two
daughters, Karen (Jim) Switzer of Clinton, MO, and Vicky (Jeff) Greenwell of
New Harmony; six grandchildren, Layne (Kimberly) Edwards of Kansas City, MO,
Amanda (Chad) Campbell of Indianapolis, Jessica Edwards of Monett, MO, Joel and
Tyler Switzer of Mission, KS, and Daniel Greenwell, who is serving in the US
Navy and stationed in Coronado, CA; two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Kaelyn Edwards of Kansas City, MO; and two brothers, Alfred
Goff of Pine Island, MN, and Kenneth Goff of Manhattan, KS.
Stendeback Family Funeral Home, 1330 E. Fourth St., Mt.
Vernon, IN, is in charge of arrangements with visitation
scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from
to , and Wednesday, March 6, at until the time of funeral service at . Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer will
serve as minister.