[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Robert Francis Goebel 1951-2000


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/25/2013 at 23:00:09

An Estherville resident dies in tragic accident
Goebel and his wife are owners of Riverside Hills Ski Area
Estherville – A Holiday Express trucker from Estherville died when he was impacted by a load of lumber on a Clinton County farm.

Robert F. Goebel, 48, of Estherville died Wednesday after a heavy load of lumber being unloaded from his truck flipped from a moving skid loader and landed on top of him.

The accident happened at the Mary McDermott farm near Delmar, Iowa.

Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Sparks said Goebel’s death was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Sparks said the lumber was to be used to build a hog confinement on the farms property.

He said Goebel was not initially pinned and was talking about his injuries, which he thought included two broken wrists and fractured ribs. He later went into cardiac arrest, Sparks said. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 24, 2000)

Robert Goebel
Estherville – Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Goebel, 48, of Estherville will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 27 at the Estherville Lutheran church in Estherville with Pastors Arlyn Norris and Jack Peterson officiating. Interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville with military graveside rites by VFW Post #3388 and American Legion Post #91 of Estherville. He died on Wednesday, Mar. 22 at Jackson County Hospital in Maquoketa.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 26 at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville.

He was born on May 10, 1951 in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Leon and Mary Francis (Murphy) Goebel. He received his education in the Mankato, Minn. schools, graduating from Loyola High School in Mankato in 1969.

Following graduation, he attended Mankato State University. After college he entered the United States Army in 1971.

Following his discharge from military service, he returned to the Mankato area where he was employed on the family farm and also trucked. In 1977 he began working at Mount Kato Ski Area in Mankato.

On Sept. 26, 1981, he was united in marriage to Ann Lois Fredrick in Minneapolis, Minn. In 1985, the couple moved to Estherville where they owned and operated Riverside Hills Ski Area. During the summertime, he drove a truck for Harris Trucking of Estherville.

He enjoyed working on race cars and hunting in his free time.

He is survived by his wife, Ann of Estherville; one daughter, Sandra Cambria and her husband, David of Winterhaven, Fla.; three sons, Robert Goebel and his wife, Heide of Estherville, Gerald Goebel and his wife, April of Estherville and Martin Goebel of Estherville; his parents: four brothers, Wayne Goebel and his wife, Molly of Mankato, Tom Goebel and his wife, Loretta of Mankato, and Randall and Edward Goebel, both of Mankato; six sisters, Mary Kay Furst of Nicolette, Minn., Patty Imlay and her husband, James of Lake Crystal, Minn., Janet Rodebaugh and her husband, Chris of Albuquerque, N.M., Diane Webber of Owatonna, Minn., Deb Blackmere and her husband, John of Fairbault, Minn. and Linda Drill of Shakopee, Minn.; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews..

He was preceded in death by his grandparents. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 24, 2000)


Emmet Obituaries maintained by Lynn Diemer-Mathews.
WebBBS 4.33 Genealogy Modification Package by WebJourneymen

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]