RUSSIA - Francis J. "Frenchy" Goubeaux age 90 of Russia passed away of natural causes at Versailles Health Care Center at 9:10 PM on Tuesday, October 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 & Cindy Goubeaux, Russia, Dave & Jane Goubeaux, Russia, Dan & Vicky Goubeaux, Minster, Dott & Paul Poeppelman, Russia, Duane & 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 & 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 & mother-in-law Frank Gephart and Howard & Ruth (DeLaet) Gephart Andre, three siblings, Hilda Larger, Donald Goubeaux, Roseann Goubeaux, brothers & sisters -in-law Elmer Larger, Bill Freisthler, John & Mary Gephart, Emily Gephart and Jean & 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 US 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, October 26, 2013 at St. Remy Catholic Church with 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 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 25, and from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 26.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home - Russia
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Russia, OH 45363