Alvin 'Al' Goebel, 89Alvin "Al" Goebel, age 89, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on Jan. 13 surrounded by family.
Alvin "Al" Goebel, age 89, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on Jan. 13 surrounded by family. Loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
Survived by wife of 58 years, Marlys; daughters, Claudia and Kara; son, Jon, and wife, Jennifer; and grandchildren, Bo, Bart, Cade, Braden, and Brooke; sister Martha Lushanko; and brother Cliff.
Preceded in death by parents, John and Caroline; sister LaVina; and brother John.
Alvin was a longtime resident of Cottage Grove, operating a crop and horse farm. He was instrumental in bringing Thoroughbred horse racing to Minnesota and served as the MN Thoroughbred Association president multiple times. Alvin got his first exposure to horses growing up in North Dakota, often to the chagrin of his father. He continued to actively enjoy racing horses this past summer 2011, a very strong passion he shared with his family. Alvin was a wonderful, kind, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will very deeply missed and remembered by all.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, "in loving memory of Alvin Goebel." A special thanks to Stonecrest Assisted Living, Prelude Memory Care in Woodbury and Healtheast Hospice for their wonderful care of Alvin during the past few months.
Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park, with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment following at Cottage Grove Cemetery.
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