Joseph M. Goebel, 67, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 5th, after a hard battle with ALS. He was born in Decatur on December 6, 1951, to the late Maurice and Cecilia (Noonan) Goebel. He was united in marriage to Karen J. (Irwin) Goebel on April 19, 1986. Among survivors are his wife Karen, and his beloved daughters Jane, and Elizabeth.
Joe was a lifelong parishioner at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church. He worked at Bunge North America (Central Soya) for 47 years, 11 months.
In his leisure time, Joe enjoyed working with model trains. He had numerous train pictures published into books. Joe loved to travel with his wife and daughters, and the company of his pets.
A Funeral Liturgy will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019, with visitation 2 hours prior to service from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Father David Ruppert will be officiating and burial will be immediately follow in Decatur Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home or The ALS Association.
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