Elmer D. "Coon" Goffinet (1924 - 2019)

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Service Information
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN
47586
(812)-547-2251
Visitation
Friday, May 10, 2019
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN 47586
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Visitation
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN 47586
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Funeral service
Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:00 AM
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN 47586
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Obituary

TELL CITY – Elmer Densil "Coon" Goffinet, 94, passed away May 5, 2019.
He was born in Mount Pleasant on July 17, 1924, to the late Elmer and Beatrice (Schlensker) Goffinet.
Coon attended One Room School in Oil Township, graduating in 1942. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving in California, India and Burma from 1943-1946. He was united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1946, to Mildred Lucile Faulkenburg. They were married for 62 years until her death in 2009.
Coon worked as a carpenter and building contractor. Upon returning home from WWII he worked a short time in Anderson at Delco-Reme and then Maxine Marine in 1948, where he built wooden barges. He then started his own construction company, Goffinet Construction, retiring in 1999.
He was a life member of the VFW Post 2939, where he had served as Past Post Commander, American Legion Post 213 and 40&8 Voiture 952. Coon enjoyed hunting, mostly quail and pheasant, gardening and flowers.
Surviving are his daughter, Vicki Foury, and her husband, Ed, of Tell City; sisters, Fay King and Wanda Mullins of Tell City and Donna Conklin of Corydon; two step-grandchildren, Eric Foury (Angie) and Jared Foury (Shelby) and three step-great-grandchildren, Jana and Trent Foury and Peyton Foury.
Preceding him in death were his wife Mildred Lucile Goffinet, his parents, Elmer and Beatrice Goffinet, and sisters, Eulalia Flamion, Carolyn Knight and Ruth Ann Goffinet.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, May 11, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel. Rev. Bill Reid will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 2939 or American Legion Post 213. Messages on condolence may be left at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Published in Perry County News on May 9, 2019
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