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Information for Thomas Lewis Goerke

22 July, 1969 - 8 August, 1986

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

August, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Thomas Goerke

     CALDWELL - John K. Goebel, 86, Caldwell Route 2, died Monday at a local hospital.
     Services will be conducted Friday at 11 am. at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. Gail Davis of the Treasure Valley Christian Church, of which Mr. Goebel was a member.  Interment will be at Canyon Hill Cemetery.
    He was born April 27, 1886 in Wisconsin and moved with his parents to Wallowa, Ore., at an early age.  As a young man he ran a stock ranch on the Snake River below Hell's Canyon.  He married Verna Haney Oct. 7, 1922 in Enterprise, Ore. and they continued on at the ranch two years before moving to a farm in the Wilder community.  In 1936 they moved to their present farm in Dixie.
    Survivors besides his wife include five daughters, Bonita Looney of Burns, Ore., Betti Hovee of Parma, Alice Williams of Wilder, Marciel Sevy of Caldwell, and Phyllis Tuning of Caldwell; two sisters, Maggie Hetrick and Christina Weathy of WaIlowa; three brothers, Charles and William Goebel of Wallowa, and Lawerence Goebel of Oakland. Calif.; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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