Jeannette J. Goffett
IRON MOUNTAIN — Jeannette J. Goffett, 95, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at ManorCare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford.
Jeannette was born on May 27, 1923, in Iron Mountain, the daughter of the late Antone and Helen (Pipp) Kassin. She was a resident of this area her entire life and was a 1941 graduate of Iron Mountain High School.
Jeannette married the love of her life, Louis Goffett, in a civil ceremony on May 16, 1942, in Chicago. When their families found they had married in a civil ceremony, they insisted the marriage be blessed in the church, but Louis was in Australia with the Navy so they were married again by proxy. When Louis returned from the service, they had their marriage blessed by the church again so he could be there in person. They also renewed their vows on their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries. These celebrations demonstrate both their love for each other, and Jeannette’s passion for finding excuses to purchase beautiful clothing. Louis preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 2010.
Jeannette had a strong faith and was a member of St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She and Louis enjoyed spending time with and watching their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were their pride and joy. They also enjoyed playing cards, especially smear and cribbage, and played in many tournaments.
Jeannette is survived by one daughter, Heddy Lou Pearson of Kingsford; two grandchildren, Nanette (Jeff) Sjoquist of Kingsford and Brian (Lisa) Pearson of Iron Mountain; five great grandchildren, Fr. Brad Sjoquist, Dr. Dan (Jordan) Sjoquist, Randi Pearson, Holly (Luke Seldon) Pearson and Dillon Uren; one great-great-granddaughter, Chloe Seldon. She is also survived by a special family friend, Mark Evrard. Jeannette was the last of 10 siblings.
She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Hedwig “Heddy” Fornetti, Marie Watson, Alma Nault, Helen Legault, Francis Jermac, Lucy McCole and Gertrude Miller; and two brothers, Joseph and Antone Kassin.
We would like to thank Evergreen Assisted Living for the years of concern and care they provided for Jeannette. Also, the staff of Manor Care for the compassionate and loving care given to Jeannette in her final weeks.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church in Kingsford.
Her great-grandson, Fr. Brad Sjoquist will concelebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. Michael Woempner and Fr. Dustin Larson.
Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.
Condolences to the family of Jeannette Goffett may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.net.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.