Akkerman-Ingebrand • Mora, MN
320-679-1933

Rock-Ingebrand • Braham, MN
320-396-2121

Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121

BLANCHE GOBEL

b. gOBEL webBlanche 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.

17 thoughts on “BLANCHE GOBEL”

  1. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY!! HAVE LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES OF BLANCHE (AND JIM)…

    TIM & DARCY DEBOER

  2. I am so so sorry for the loss of Blanche. She was the best chicken Grandma. I think she was beautiful, warm, carring, loving person. I know everyone that new Blanche loved her. She will be dearly missed.

  3. I’M REALLY GOING TO MISS GRANNY GOBEL AS WE USED TO CALL HER AT EPC. SHE WAS AN EXTRA SPECIAL FRIEND. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FUN TIMES I HAD WITH HER.

  4. I worked with Blanche many years ago at EPC in Mora. She was always a very friendly lady and well-liked by all. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. My condolences to your family. Blanche will truly be missed.

  5. Blanche will be dearly missed. I will never forget her singing and laughing with my mom. She always made everybody smile.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. I was very sorry to hear that aunt Blanche passes Sunday morning. Words are missing during times like this and I am so sorry for great loss.
    I will always remember her laugh, her way to see something funny or humorous in almost anything, and her warmth.
    I always loved going to see her and Jim and my cousins when I was young, and picking up right where we left off as I got older. She definitely had the gift of hospitality and kindness.
    Please accept our condolences and know that we share in your grief– she was a wonderful lady and the best aunt someone could ever ask for.

  7. We are very sorry for the loss of Granny. She was such a cheerful; happy go lucky lady and will be missed by all
    Our condolences to you all
    Janie & Wes Peterman

  8. Our Deepest Sympathy to Jim and the family. Blanche is a lady full of laughter, deeply caring and had a beautiful smile. We will miss her.

  9. Our thoughts and prayer are with you all. Blanche will always be in our hearts, she was a wonderful, sweet fun-loving and caring woman. We will miss her dearly-“CLINK-EM- TINA”

  10. I was truly blessed to have Blanche as one of my Aunts. I will forever hold the comfort of her smile and kindness in my heart.

  11. Our prayers and sympathy go out to Jim and his family.
    We loved Blanche and she was truly at the top of the list of favorite people.
    She always had a smile and that will be truly missed.

  12. Though I left Sheller-Globe EPC in 1986, I remember Blanche with fondness. She was a wonderful, fun woman to work with. My sympathies and thoughts are with her family.

  13. My thoughts and prayers go out to Blanche’s family. I worked with Blanche at EPC and she was a special lady.

    Cindy Holm

  14. I met Blanche when I worked at EPC. She was so fun to work with! She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. I miss my big sister. She never treated me like a half brother and she always called me Teddy. I spent some weekends on her farm and I’ll never forget how everyone treated me so well. I felt like I was part of the family. My wife Sue feels the same way. She loved her as well as me and my children and would have loved to have met my youngest daughter. Blanche was truly a blessing.

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