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Francis Joseph Goblirsch

Mass of Christian Burial for Francis Goblirsch, 94, of Wabasso, will be on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. A livestream and recording of the service will be available at www.lowafc.org. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow the service at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Francis Joseph Goblirsch was born August 19, 1927, in Vail Township of Redwood County, to Frank and Anna (Pelzel) Goblirsch. He graduated from Wabasso High School in 1945. Soon after he was drafted into the Army where he was stationed in Tokyo, Japan, from 1946 to 1947. After his discharge, he returned to Wabasso and started working for R F Druck Motors. He was married to Rita Kalkhoff on August 19, 1952, at St. Joseph’s Church in Clements. In 1977, Francis purchased R F Druck Motors and renamed it Goblirsch Motors. He was a longtime member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, served on the Wabasso City Council, and was a member of the American Legion and the Wabasso Lions. 

Francis died on Friday January 28, 2022, at the Redwood Falls Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Rita; children Tom (Lisa), Tim, Paul, Bruce (Wendy), Sarah (Dean) Kienholz, Craig (Nichol); 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren with 3 on the way; sisters Doris Rothmeier, Mary Liebl, and Elizabeth Groebner; brothers Arnold and Clarence; and many more relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Raymond, Alphonse, Bernard; sisters Helen Plaetz, Arlene Rothmeier; and a grandson John Paul.

Arrangements with Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association of Wabasso, MN



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