Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home
Elinor "Penny" L Goff
(August 12, 1926 - February 23, 2012)
Elinor “Penny” L. Goff, 85 of Tomah passed on to eternal life peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. She was born on August 12, 1926 to Alfred and Laura (Birkholz) Kolb in Warrens. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of Kirby. Penny attended rural school and graduated from the Tomah High School. On August 14, 1948, she was united in marriage to Gaylinn “Flea” Goff. He preceded her in death February 15, 1999. After graduation Penny worked for the Tomah long distance telephone company and then at the First Bank of Tomah as head bookkeeper for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. She was a faithful and devoted member of St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church and a past member of the Ladies Aid. Penny volunteered her time at the Tomah Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop, the Auxiliary ABC store, and also for the Monroe County Historical Society. In her spare time, Penny enjoyed reading and gardening. She enjoyed watching Packer Football and baseball games. Most important to Penny was her beloved family and friends. She looked forward to and enjoyed her monthly lunch dates with her girlfriends. For over 50 years Penny hosted the annual family Thanksgiving dinners. She enjoyed making her delicious dressing has which has been a family favorite. She was a loving aunt, great aunt, sister and friend. She will be sadly missed by those that knew and loved her. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, three sisters-in-law, Joyce Kolb of Onalaska, Caroline Rediske and Hazel Brouhaugh both of Tomah, 2 brothers-in-law , Lee (Trudy) Goff of Colorado Springs, CO and Jerry ( Gerry Ann) Goff of Kenosha. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of over 50 years, Gaylinn, her parents, 2 brothers Richard and Eldon Kolb, 3 sisters-in-law, Donna Kolb, Betty Tessmann and Frances Miller, a brother-in-law, Kenneth Goff and a niece Kathy Kolb.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 27, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, town of Kirby. Pastor Phillip M. Enderle will officiate. Burial will be in Warren-Mills Cemetery, Warrens. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah and at the church on Monday from 10:00 A.M.until time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com