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Eleanore "Elly" Kathryn Goebel

September 6, 1941 January 10, 2020
Eleanore "Elly" Kathryn Goebel
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Eleanore “Elly” Kathryn Haak Goebel, 78, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho was born on September 6, 1941 in Leonard, North Dakota to William Haak and Hazel (Haak) Marek. She passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with her four children by her side.

Elly grew up in North Dakota and graduated Chaffee High School in 1959 as valedictorian. While in high school, Elly excelled at basketball and played organ at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. On April 7, 1961, Elly married Wilbert (Willy) Clayton Goebel in Wishek, North Dakota. Elly and Willy moved to Pinehurst, Idaho in 1961, with Hazel and husband Leo Marek. They lived in Pinehurst from 1961 – 1986 where Elly worked at Bunker Hill and then Coeur d’Alene Mines as an accountant. In 1986, Willy and Elly moved to Coeur d’Alene while Elly continued to work at Coeur d’Alene Mines. While working full-time, Elly always made sure to take care of her family and home.

Elly showed her love through giving. She sewed clothes for her children, prepared food, and always made sure everyone ate. Elly continually made time for her family. She hosted Sunday dinners and BBQs frequently. Elly had a strong relationship with her husband, Willy, instilling the importance of family to her children. When Elly wasn’t working, her hobbies included: cooking, watching cooking shows, Gonzaga basketball, sewing, camping, and traveling – including to Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. She enjoyed baking, with Heath Cookies being her specialty.

Eleanore is survived by stepfather, Leo Marek of Kellogg, ID; son, Dale (Diane) of Athol, ID; daughters, Nancy (Randy) Howard of Hayden, ID, Pamela Smith of Coeur d’Alene, ID, and Suzanne Adkinson of Post Falls, ID; sisters, Elaine (Chuck) Pagliaroli of Odessa, TX, Karen Kero of Medical Lake, WA, Deborah (Rolf) Rodin of Hall, MT, Marilyn Marek of Kellogg, ID; brothers, Terry (Karen) Marek of Kellogg, ID, Donald (Debbie) Marek of Pinehurst, ID; numerous nieces and nephews; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Eleanore is preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Goebel; father, William Haak; mother, Hazel (Haak) Marek; brothers, Ronald Haak, Michael Marek, Larry Marek, David Marek, Daniel Marek; sister, Janice Haak; and granddaughter, Tiffany Goebel.

A viewing/visitation will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Lake City Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 with the funeral following at 10:00 AM.


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Visitation

Friday

17

Jan

9:00 AM 1/17/2020 9:00:00 AM - 9:50 AM 1/17/2020 9:50:00 AM
Lake City Church

6000 N. Ramsey Rd.
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815

Lake City Church
6000 N. Ramsey Rd. Coeur d' Alene 83815 ID
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

17

Jan

10:00 AM 1/17/2020 10:00:00 AM
Lake City Church

6000 N. Ramsey Rd.
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815

Lake City Church
6000 N. Ramsey Rd. Coeur d' Alene 83815 ID
United States
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