RUSSIA - Francis J. "Frenchy" Goubeaux, 90 of Russia, passed away of natural causes at Versailles Health Care Center at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.
He was born May 23, 1923 in Russia' to the late Emanuel and Elizabeth (Francis) Goubeaux. On July 1, 1950' at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua, he married Joyce Gephart. She survives in Russia.
He also is survived by five children and spouses, Dick and Cindy Goubeaux, Russia, Dave and Jane Goubeaux, Russia, Dan and Vicky Goubeaux, Minster, Dott and Paul Poeppelman, Russia, Duane and Sharon Goubeaux, Greenville; 16 grandchildren, Brian (Jenny) Goubeaux, Amy (Kurt) Poeppelman, Stacie (Matt) Shappie, Samantha (Daniel) Griffith, Jared Goubeaux, Wes (Jayme) Goubeaux, Brett (Jaime) Goubeaux, Heather (Tony) Cox, Josh Goubeaux and Marissa Wuebker, Kyle (Emily) Goubeaux, Dustin, Danielle and Abbey Goubeaux, Niki (Joe) Shefbuch, Andi (Jeremy) Unverferth and Betsy Goubeaux; and 27 great-grandchildren; and sister Mary Freisthler, Russia.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Frank Gephart and Howard and Ruth (DeLaet) Gephart Andre; three siblings, Hilda Larger, Donald Goubeaux and Roseann Goubeaux; brothers and sisters -in-law, Elmer Larger, Bill Freisthler, John and Mary Gephart, Emily Gephart and Jean and Bernard Selanders, Anne Goubeaux.
Francis retired from Francis Manufacturing and was a former member of the Russia Volunteer Fire Department. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. He loved spending time with his family and friends, playing cards and gardening. Francis was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia and the St. Remy Catholic War Veterans Post 661.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Remy Catholic Church with the Rev. Gene Vonderhaar celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors conducted by the CWV Honor Guard. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia from 3-8 p.m. Friday, and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the
. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call from Oct. 24 to Oct. 30, 2013