VisitationHaut Funeral Home - Jamestown
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401
Eileen Goebel, 94, Jamestown, ND died March 30, 2018 at Eventide Hi-Acres, Jamestown, ND following a brief illness.
Eileen M Goebel (Baltzer) was born on February 16, 1924 at the family farm, 11 miles NE of Lehr, ND. She was the 5th of 13 children of John and Regina (Scherbenske) Baltzer. Eileen graduated from 8th grade from the local school. She graduated from Lodi High School, Lodi California. She received her teaching certificate from Ellendale Normal College.
Eileen married her love, Walter J. Goebel, in Lehr, ND. Following their marriage, they made their home in Lehr, ND where Eileen taught school for 5 years, worked at the Grenz store and worked with Wally on their farm. Following their move to Jamestown, ND, Eileen was employed at Tempo and the Bookmobile, the North Dakota State Hospital and Walmart.
Eileen was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church and was an active member of the Sojourners circle. She was the first to volunteer for preparing and serving for her circle. She was a devoted wife to Wally and loving mother to Robert. She enjoyed dancing, Bingo, baking and being with friends. Eileen will be remembered as a woman of integrity, great strength and resilience.
She was a gracious and compassionate woman who will be deeply missed by her son Robert, her brother Glenard and his wife Claire, her grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wally; infant son Walter, Jr; her parents and parent’s- in- law and 4 brothers, William, Walter, Leo, Eugene and 7 sisters, Helen, Alice, Violet, Luella, Goldy, Ada and Lenora and their spouses.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or the Jamestown Regional Medical Center Hospice.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Pastor Joel and Kris Winckler, the staff at Eventide Hi Acres Manor and the JRMC Hospice nurses and staff.