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Alton Goebel, 85, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 in Cuero, Texas.
He was born February 15, 1929, in Cuero, to the late William Henry and Luella Hans Goebel. Alton and Doris Nell Wolf were married May 9, 1948, in Arneckeville where they resided the majority of their marriage. He established a dairy business with his father-in-law, Werner Wolf, and maintained it through most of his life with his son, Clifford. He served on the board of directors many years for both DeWitt County Electric Cooperative and DeWitt County Producers. He served as trustee for the Green DeWitt Community Club for many years. He was a member of the Cuero Young Farmers long past being “young.” He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church of Arneckeville where he served on the church council.
Alton is survived by his loving wife, Doris; children, Clifford and Ella Goebel of Green DeWitt and Faye and Dell White of Ratcliffe; grandchildren, Alondra White, Casey Goebel (Chris Ortiz), Sara Beth Walker (Michael), Caleb White, and Brittany Damian (Kris); great-grandchildren, Amelia Walker and Emiree Damian. He is also survived by two brothers, Leroy Goebel (Viola) of Graham and Harold Goebel (Katherine) of Cuero.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Trey White.
Visitation will be at Freund Funeral Home in Cuero on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be at Zion Lutheran Church of Arneckeville on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Barbara Beale officiating. Interment will follow at Zion Cemetery under the direction of Freund Funeral Home of Cuero.
Pallbearers include Caleb White, Krys Damian, Johnny Goebel, Bryan Friederichs, Darryl Berger, and Jode Zavesky. Honorary pallbearers include Bill Hartman, Kendall Koranek, Gary Henneke, T.C. Simon, Fred Stoldt, and Dalton Friedrichs.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas or the charity of one’s choice.
You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.
Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
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