John F. Goebel

Apr 21, 2014

Dec. 17, 1925 May 17, 2007

WAKEMAN John F. Goebel, 81, of Henrietta Township, died Thursday at his home.

He was born Dec. 17, 1925 in Bendorf, Germany. He, his wife and their son arrived in New York Harbor on Dec. 24, 1951 after an 11-day voyage on the U.S.S. Constitution. Speaking no English, Goebel began work at Thew Shovel in Lorain as a crane operator. In 1957, after six years of studying, John and Else became U.S. citizens.

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