Iris Kathleen Goebel, 93, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Columbia.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Monday, March 26, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the service to be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Iris was born April 24, 1924 in Golden, Ill. to L. Vernon and Helen Ideus Lubben.
At the age of 19, she left family and friends and boarded a train for California to marry her handsome Marine, Karl Goebel, who was stationed in San Diego.
Even though war time was difficult she and Karl truly enjoyed their time together in San Diego. There she worked in retail sales, working for Marston’s Department Store and later worked at Parks Department Store after they settled in Columbia. She was a homemaker for their two children, Bruce and Karla.
She and Karl were both strong faithful Christians active members of Trinity Lutheran Church and later Broadway Christian Church.
Iris was a very sociable woman who had a smile and conversation for everyone. Serving others was always important, whether it be supporting the Senior Center, the Ladies Guild, a Sunday school teacher, on the PTA, Cub Scout, Campfire Girl mom or University Hospital volunteer.
In retirement, she enjoyed traveling with Karl in the family camper. They spent 62 years together before his death in 2006.
She is survived by her two children, Bruce (Shari) Goebel and Karla (Randy) Huck both of Columbia; grandchildren, Mindy (Christian) Harvat of Montclair, N.J., Brandon (Stacey) Huck of Ashland, and Sarah Elizabeth Goebel of Kansas City; great-grandchildren, Celissa Kennedy, Molly Huck, Beckam Huck, and Aerix Huck.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Karl.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Broadway Christian Church or the Food Bank of Central and NE Missouri.
Online condolences may be left for the family at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com