Dr. Steven P. Goff

Oct. 9, 1957 - Sept. 5, 2006

Dr. Steven P. Goff, 48, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, in Black Eagle, Mont. He was currently stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base as the chief of aerospace medicine.

Steve was born Oct. 9, 1957, in Wauwatosa, to Shirley and Gerald Goff. After graduating from Mukwonago High School in January 1976, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served for four years. He was aboard the USS Long Beach for 2 1/2 years. Upon leaving the Marines, he went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he graduated with a degree in environmental and public health. He then went on to medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in May 1990. He enlisted in the Air Force while doing his family practice residency at the Marshfield Clinic. His 16 years in the Air Force took him to many corners of the earth, including Guam, Great Falls, Mont., Germany, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Grand Forks, N.D., and finally back to his favorite place, Montana. In June 1996, while in Saudi Arabia, he was injured in the Khobar Towers bombing and treated many of his injured comrades. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the highest medal in the Air Force, the Airman’s Medal. His many interests included camping, scuba diving, biking, sky diving, reading and listening to music.

He was a wonderful son to Shirley and Jerry Goff of Big Bend; loving brother to Antoinette (Tom) Hovel of McFarland and Kathryn (Tim) Ableidinger of Hammond; uncle to Amanda, Peter, Kate, Andrew and Joseph; and great-uncle to Jay, Cassandra and Adam. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Myrtle and Rollo Goff and Marie and Peter Schleis, two aunts, four uncles and two cousins.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until a noon memorial Mass on Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, S89-W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend, with the Rev. Dick Robinson presiding.

Memorials can be made to the family to be given to organizations of Steve’s interests.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.