Goebel, Robert J.
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Robert J. Goebel, 65, of St. Cloud died peacefully at his home, with his family at his side, after a battle with cancer.
Bob was born February 13, 1947, at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital to the late Clarence and Vera (Eiring) Goebel.
He graduated from New Holstein High School in 1965, where he was a member of the 1965 New Holstein Huskies State Baseball Champions. The team had a state record of 44 wins in a row; the best high school team record and win streak ever in Wisconsin at that time. Part of Bob's contribution to the championship was that he pitched 5 no-hitters and 3 perfect games in that season. He never pitched a losing game in his high school career.
Bob served in the Army from March 1968 until January 1971. On August 13, 1988, he married Lori Ann Weber in Mount Calvary.
He was a member of St. Isidore Parish St. Cloud Church and the St. Cloud Athletic Club.
Survivors include his wife, Lori Ann Goebel of St. Cloud; his son, Nick (Jackie) Goebel of Oak Creek; his two granddaughters, Hailey and Alexis Goebel; his brother, Jef (Bev) Goebel of St. Cloud; his nephew, Jason Goebel; his mother-in-law, Rita Weber of Mount Calvary; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ken (Carol) Weber of Plymouth; Vince (Ronda) Weber of Lomira; Karen (Pete) Wettstein of Chilton; Loretta Weber and her special friend, Mark Straveler, of Eden; Mona (Bill) Hansen of Mount Calvary; Herman Weber, Roman (Lorie) Weber, and John Weber, all of Mount Calvary; Ervin Weber and his special friend, Joan Twohig, of Eden; Helen (Jim) Sippel of St. Cloud; and Chris (Kyle) Hinn of Mount Calvary. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews on his wife's side; uncles; aunts; and many cousins and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Clarence and Vera Goebel and his father-in-law, LeRoy Weber.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012, at St. Isidore Parish St. Cloud Church, 924 Main Street in St. Cloud. Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate with Joe Zenk assisting. Military Rites conducted by the St. Cloud American Legion Harvey Blonigen Post 478 will take place following the Mass. A private family burial will be in the St. Cloud Catholic Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home 1311 Thorp Street in St. Cloud, on Friday afternoon, August 10, from 2:30 to 6 p.m., when brief family rites will be held.
A memorial fund will be established in his name
A special thank you to Agnesian Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care for their kindness and support during this difficult time. It will always be remembered.
For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in St. Cloud (920) 999-2291 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Aug. 9, 2012