RUSSIA - Francis J. "Frenchy" Goubeaux, age 90, of Russia, passed away of natural causes at Versailles Health Care Center at 9:10 p.m. on 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 is also survived by five children and spouses, Dick and Cindy Goubeaux, of Russia, Dave and Jane Goubeaux, of Russia, Dan and Vicky Goubeaux, of Minster, Dott and Paul Poeppelman, of Russia, and Duane and Sharon Goubeaux, of 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, 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, Roseann Goubeaux, brothers and sisters-in-law Elmer Larger, Bill Freisthler, John and Mary Gephart, Emily Gephart and Jean and Bernard Selanders and 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.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 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 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home - Russia
555 S. Liberty St.
Russia, OH 45363
Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 23, 2013