Blanche Gobel, of McGrath, MN, formerly of Ogilvie, died suddenly at her home on Sunday, Sept. 26th. She was 74 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be at 9:30 AM on Friday, Oct. 1st at Zion Lutheran Church in McGrath, MN
VISITATION will be from 5:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, Sept. 30 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora, plus 1/2 hr. prior to the service on Friday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at the MN State Veterans Cemetery/Fort Ripley in Little Falls, MN
Blanche Elizabeth Gobel (Mielke) born July 19, 1936 in Minneapolis to Erwin P. & Mildred (Hansen) Mielke. She was united in marriage to James Gobel in 1954, they raised 5 children together on their farm in Ogilvie, MN. She worked 20 years as a dedicated employee at EPC in Mora, MN. She retired with her husband in McGrath, MN. Blanche had various hobbies; she enjoyed quilting, baking, flower & vegetable gardening. She had a passion for fishing and garage-saling. She was very active in every aspect of her life and lived to love others whole-heartedly bringing joy to all those who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Ed Meilke; grandchildren Michael Ripka and Betty Jo Taylor.
She is survived by her husband Jim; children Jody Taylor (Larry), Stan (Caren) Gobel, Susie Troswick (Brian), Bonnie Freeman (Mike), Andy (Lisa)Gobel; 14 grandchildren and extended grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and extended great-grandchildren; siblings, Gloria (Paul) Wheeler, Jane (John) St. George, Richard (Marline) Mielke, Jim (Cyndie) Mielke, half-brother Theodore, half-sister Juliana, many nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives were forever changed by knowing her joyful spirit.
Funeral service was held on Friday, October 1st at Zion Lutheran Church in McGrath. Rev. Jim Parks officiated. Pallbearers were Mike Moss, Bob Espinoza, Chad Taylor, Josh Carey, Paul Wieler, Ross Gobel, Riley Troswick, Bruce Gobel and Brandon Palmer. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ripley, Little Falls, MN.