TELL CITY – Merl Goffinet, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Tell City. He was born in Bandon Aug. 29, 1926, to the late Edwin and Agnes (Evrard) Goffinet.
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He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Flamion.
Merl was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and a lifetime member of Loyal Order of Moose 1424. He worked for Ramsey Construction before becoming a self-employed contractor and retiring in 1986. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, loved his garden and continued his woodworking until his stroke in 2012. He considered one of his greatest achievements the making of 64 grandfather clocks.
Merl is survived by his wife, Gloria (Faulkenberg) Goffinet of Tell City; his children, Linda Brown (Ed) of Bell Buckle, Tenn. and Steve Goffinet (Dinah) of Tell City; four grandchildren, Sonya Webb of Santa Claus, Kimberly Hackel Cantrell (Chris) of Albuquerque, N.M., Joshua Henke of Tell City and Trina Goffinet of Ferdinand; four great-grandchildren, Finnegan and Devon Cantrell, Chloe and Bella Henke.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at St. Paul Church. The Rev. Dennis Duvelius will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a Moose Lodge service at 6:30 pm., and Thursday from 8:30-9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Church and Mooseheart.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.
Published in Perry County News on Jan. 16, 2014