David Goebel

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David Goebel
David A. “George” Goebel, 80, passed peacefully on June 26, 2016, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

He was born in Bussey, Iowa to Mary E. (Lingle) (d.1996) and Wilbur Odious Goebel (d.1980).

David served as a ham radio operator using Morse code from 1957 to 1968 for the U.S. Army and Navy Reserve.

After the service David moved to Des Moines from Knoxville where he worked at John Deere for 30 years, O’Donnell Ace Hardware for 19 years, and as an area handyman for many years. He enjoyed nature, talking with friends, and spending time with his cats.

David is survived by his sister, Esther Mehalovich; many nieces and nephews, and loyal friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brothers, Harold and Howard Goebel, and a sister, Marjorie (Goebel) Laird.

At David’s request, no service is planned. Memorial contributions can be directed to Animal Rescue League or Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

A special thanks to the owners and staff at O’Donnell Ace Hardware for their loyalty and friendship. Your caring and kindness for David during his employment and after was more than amazing. His was truly blessed to have you in his life.

Published in Des Moines Register on July 3, 2016