Bert Goebel, age 83

Bert Goebel

Visalia, CA, formerly from Cold Spring
June 10, 1934 – November 23, 2017

Just as the clocks turned to start the day we call Thanksgiving our husband, dad and friend, Bert Goebel left this beautiful world. Born and raised in Cold Spring, MN he attended Cold Spring Elementary and High Schools, where he played football and basketball. After graduation Bert enlisted in the Army, where he proudly served his country during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge Bert returned to Minnesota and worked for Archer Daniels Milling Company. He married his wife Arlene and together they welcomed their first three children, Dennis, Gary and Kathy to this world. When the Milling Company closed its gates Bert moved his family to Santa Barbara, CA where he worked for Marymount School and where their son Jimmy completed the family. The family settled in the beautiful beach town of Carpinteria where Bert worked for Carpinteria Unified School District for 20 years. Hired as a custodian, he worked his way up to school bus driver and retired as a warehouseman. In 2003 Bert, Arlene and Kathy moved to Visalia to be closer to family.

Bert was a long-time member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, where he served as governor and district president. Bert was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Carpinteria and was a tireless volunteer for the annual church carnival. In his younger years he enjoyed coaching his sons Little League baseball teams and served as a Cub Scout Leader.

Bert is preceded in death by his son James, his parents Ben and Mayme, his sister Dolores, brothers Ralph, Jerry, Ruby and Art.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Arlene, his son Dennis and wife Anja, his favorite daughter Kathy, all of Visalia, CA and son Gary of Humble, TX. The only remaining sibling is his sister Bernice from Cold Spring, MN.

A viewing will be held at Salser and Dillard in Visalia, CA on Wednesday night (11/29) from 5- 7pm, with a rosary at 6:30pm.

The graveside service will take place on Thursday, November 30 at Noon at Carpinteria Cemetery on Cravens Lane in Carpinteria, CA. Condolences may be left by logging onto

Wenner Funeral Home