Steven Warren Goos, 71, of Indianapolis, IN, signed off on life, March 25, 2023 after being diagnosed with pneumonia at IU Methodist Hospital on Thursday, March 16. He had been complaining of shortness of breath for almost two weeks, but also had been suffering from Congestive Heart Failure for the past several years.
Often easily annoyed, he didn’t know how to take a joke and was a little gruff, but Steven Goos was a misunderstood, kind, thoughtful soul who never met an animal he didn’t like. Steve was quiet and very private. The older he got, the gruffer he became, but those that knew him well, new it was just a façade. The truth is, Steve wouldn’t have wanted anything written about him, but his family wanted to share his life story. They were willing to take the risk that when they get to heaven he might be a little miffed. Despite all of this, he was still taken too soon. He will be missed and remembered by the many lives he touched. His family hopes he his driving his Vette through the heavenly golden gates, Pink Floyd blaring on the stereo and with the animals who passed before him riding shotgun.
Steve (Dad) everyone you left in this world hates that you are gone but we are happy that you are home free, breathing easy and not worrying about the condition of your heart anymore. We will always love and miss you, until we can meet again.
Steve was born August 10, 1951, in Wichita, KS, to Elmer and Jaqueline Goos. The family later moved to Raytown, MO, where he grew up and graduated from Raytown South High School in 1969. He was a member of the Kansas City Youth Symphony where he excelled at Viola. April 1970, he joined the United States Air Force; he served two years (1970-1972) of active duty and an additional four years in the Reserves (1972-1976).
In May 1972, he married Terrie Meek at Peace Lutheran Church of Raytown, MO. They had two children, Kellie (Goos) Beadle in March 1976 and Craig Goos in December 1982. They were married for 30 years, lived in 3 states, and later divorced in 2002.
Steve spent the first half of his career in Two-Way Radio Communications and ending his career in Telecommunications. He started his career working for Two-Way Communications, later Gateway Communications. In 1994, Steve took a job with Nextel Communications, causing his family to move to Indianapolis, IN (1994-1996) from the Kansas City area. In 1996, Nextel had Steve and his family relocate once again, but this time to the Cleveland area. Sprint eventually purchased Nextel, but Steve stayed in the Cleveland area and continued to work for Sprint until they outsourced to Ericsson, where he was later severed. This was a hard transition in life for Steve, by this time he was in his 50s and found himself increasingly less marketable in an ever-changing technological world. After struggling to find employment in Cleveland, he moved back to Indianapolis (2013).
In 2013 Steve retire and in that same year met Sharon Coram of Indianapolis, IN. Sharon accepted him for who he was, no questions asked. Grouchiness and all. He was the part that had been missing from her heart her whole life. She was the calm to his storm! They had a loving 10 year relationship and was with Sharon until his passing.
A season ticket holder to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 80s who never missed a televised game and was a lifelong fan! He had the good fortune to see the Chiefs win two Super Bowls in the last 4 years and had enough memorabilia to start his own store. He was avid Pink Floyd fan, owned every album they ever recorded, owned just about every concert DVD they ever published and was still listening to Pink Floyd the day of his passing. He loved his kids and adored his grandkids, attending football practices for his grandson and orchestra concerts for his granddaughter, while preaching to them the importance of education and a good job. Steve was notorious for giving gifts that he thought might slightly annoy someone. Especially gifts to the grandkids that might happen to drive the parents crazy! He found humor in this. He also enjoyed wood working, tinkering with cars and driving his Corvette.
Steve leaves behind his life companion, Sharon Coram of Indianapolis, IN; his former wife, Terrie (Meek) Goos of Kansas City, MO and their children, Kellie (Todd) Beadle of Fishers, IN, Craig Goos and Lauren Holland of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; and his beloved grandchildren: Carter and Naomie
As Per Steve’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Steve will be laid to rest in Parson Creek Cemetery in Linn County Missouri with his Grandfather and Grandmother.
“All you touch and All you see, is all your life will ever be” – Pink Floyd. Until we meet again, Dad!
We love and miss you!