Saturday, May 16, 2009

Obituary: Frederic J. Goff - Class of 1910

Maj. Frederic Goff

Maj. Frederic J. Goff, 66, of 2617 Commercial ave., a retired Army officer, died Wednesday in a Madison hospital after a long illness.

Maj. Goff was a veteran of both World Wars. He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, Madison Masonic Lodge No. 5, and the Madison Consistory.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Frederic Jr., 1350 Morrison st., and Richard, 2037 Helena st.; a sister, Mrs. A. J. Struck, Schroeder, rd.; and six grandchildren. Another son, Wallace, was killed during the Korean war.

Private funeral services will be held Friday in the Gunderson funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 3, 1957. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families.

Frederic J. Goff's class year is based on information in the 1910 Tychoberahn, where he is pictured among the graduating seniors. He was the business manager of the Tychoberahn.

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