Mark Goebel Death, Obituary – Mark Anthony Goebel, a resident of St. Germain, Minnesota, departed this life on December 27, 2022, at the comfort of his home, with his wife Jacki at his side. Mark Goebel was born in Dotyville on July 20, 1956. His parents were Eugene Robert and Mary Ann (née Hermanns) Goebel. He spent his childhood in the Holy Land. He owned and operated a bar in both Johnsburg and Maryville, one of which was located in Johnsburg and the other in Maryville. He thought it was wonderful when a group of individuals could come together and have a good time. After working in construction for a while, he moved to Florida and finally started his own employment staffing company there.
He relocated to Kaukauna, which is located in the state of Wisconsin, and eventually became the proprietor of Fox Valley Staffing in Appleton. In2019, he made the decision to sell the company and retire to the vacation home he had purchased in St. Germain. He met Jacqueline over that summer, and they eventually got married on September 18, 2021. Mark enjoyed working with wood, making furniture, and creating various arts and crafts. His home is adorned with a wide variety of exquisite works that he has crafted. He spent a lot of time outside doing things he enjoyed, including fishing and riding his motorcycle. Even though he was never enlisted in the military, he made it his life’s mission to honor and assist veterans, and he put everything he had into this endeavor.
In 2011, he became a member of the Patriot Guard Riders of Wisconsin (PGR), and not long after that, he was promoted to the position of Assistant State Captain. He was the one who came up with the idea for the program known as Operation Christmas Angel, which distributes holiday presents to thousands of military and veteran families every year. Mark expanded a program at Union Grove into what is now known as Share the Warmth. Over one thousand items of outerwear, footwear, and other winter gear were gathered and given to veterans participating in recovery programs. Mark’s contributions allowed the Help on the Homefront program to grow and provide a new start for hundreds of veterans who had previously participated in veteran’s housing and rehabilitation programs.
The PGR gave all of the necessary furniture and household goods to get a new life started. After the passing of a veteran and three separate house fires, he organized emergency relocations for families, during which the PGR also donated new clothing, textbooks, and other necessities for the children. He participated in hundreds of parades and events, during which he was a driving force behind the effort that led to the donation of a trailer from Aaron and Lana Geurts that featured images honoring over 400 servicemen and women. There were numerous things that, due to his modest nature, he did not wish to receive acclaim for… His parents, son Zachary Douglas, and godfather Father Mel Hermanns all passed away before Mark.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; his daughter Stephanie (Terry) Albrecht; his son Joshua Casper; his brothers Douglas (Janet) and William (Jodie); his sisters Katherine (Kenneth) Andrew and Sheila (Craig) Lefeber; his grandchildren Theodore, Charlotte, Penelope, and Annabelle; his godson Joseph; and a large number of loving nieces and nephews.