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Irene Gobler

Irene Gobler

August 31, 1924-December 1, 2019

Irene Gobler, 95, of Columbus, formerly of Schuyler, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Brookstone Acres in Columbus.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Memorials are suggested to American Legion Post #302 in Leigh.

Irene was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Schuyler, to Julius and Anna (Bartos) Valish. They lived on a farm northwest of Schuyler that was homesteaded by her grandfather, Frank Valish. She received her education at Fisher School, north of Schuyler. On Aug. 12, 1942, Irene married Glenn W. Gobler in Fremont. Glenn was inducted into the Army and served three years in the Pacific Theater. During that time, Irene lived with Glenn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gobler, in Leigh, and was employed at Rynerson's Bakery. Following Glenn's discharge, they lived in Leigh until 1951. Irene and Glenn were employed by the Civil Service Commission at the Sioux Army Depot in Sidney, from 1951-1964. They were then transferred to Okinawa where Irene was employed with the United States Air Force. In 1966, they returned to Sidney and were transferred to the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant in Joliet, Illinois. Following Glenn's death in 1973, Irene moved to Schuyler and worked for Dale Electronics from 1979-1989. In April of 2010, she moved to Prairie Village in Columbus.

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Irene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbus, American Legion Auxiliary #302 of Leigh for 65 years, and the National Active and Retired Federal Employee's Association for more than 40 years. After retiring she loved to travel the United States, Europe and the Orient. She loved animals, especially dogs. Irene was very proud of her Czech heritage.

Irene was the youngest of 12 children and lived the longest. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and special friend, Valarie Alberts of Vancouver.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn; brothers: Emil, James, Frank, Rudolph, Jerry, Fred, Joseph and Leonard Valish; sisters: Helen Svasek, Emma Hagan, Lottie Musil; nephews: Emil Valish, Jr., Jerry Valish Jr., Milford and George Svasek; nieces: Joann Svasek, Elaine Valish, Gladys Sedlacek, Valerie Adle, Marjorie Groteluschen, Genelle Pence, Shirley Kumpf; and special friend of 33 years, Richard Alberts.

Kracl Funeral Chapel, Schuyler

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