Oct. 31, 1939-Oct. 21, 2013
Sharon Rae Goff was born to Milton and Mildred Anderson on October 31, 1939 in West Fargo.
After Milton died, Mildred married Ed Merrill and he adopted her children. Sharon spent her childhood in West Fargo, and graduated from high school there, as valedictorian.
In April of 1959 she married Duane Charles Bachmeier in Bismarck, N.D. The couple moved to San Diego, Calif. Duane found work as a mail carrier, and Sharon was a legal secretary at General Dynamics. But most importantly, Sharon was a housemother. They had three children, Darcie, Todd and Darin.
In 1972 the family moved to Detroit Lakes. Sharon loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. She loved her two Dachshunds and all her farm animals. Most of all she loved spending special and precious time with her grandchildren.
Duane passed away March 17, 1982 at the young age of 46. Sharon married Donald Goff June 4, 1984. He passed away December 26, 1991.
Sharon passed away peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Golden Living Estates in Moorhead, after a long and difficult illness.
Preceding Sharon in death were her husbands, Duane Bachmeier Donald Goff; her parents, Ed and Mildred Merrill; and one brother, William Arthur Merrill.
She is survived by her three children, Darcie Smith of Park Rapids, Todd Bachmeier of Fargo and Darin Bachmeier of Detroit Lakes; a sister, Susie LeRud of Nimrod, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Kyle, Tiffy, Trevor, and Loren Smith, Anna and Eric Bachmeier and Tony, Candice, and Kayla Bachmeier; 10 great grandchildren; and many close friends.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in the West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.
Interment is in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.