NEW ULM - Alphonse "Al" Goblirsch, 90, of New Ulm, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Oak Terrace Nursing Home in Gaylord.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Gregory's Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. The St. Thomas's Court of the Catholic Order of Foresters will pray the rosary at 6 p.m., and there will be a parish prayer at 7 p.m. both Wednesday at the funeral home.
To leave an online condolence for the family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.
Al is survived by his wife, Marcella "Sally" Goblirsch of the Oak Terrace Nursing Home in Gaylord; a stepdaughter and her husband, Judith and Patrick Liebl of Arlington; a stepson, and his wife, Patrick and Joy Kloeckl of New Ulm; a step-daughter-in-law, Connie Kloeckl of Hanska; 12 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Maxine Goblirsch of New Ulm; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Randal Kloeckl; a sister, Agnes Stadtherr; and by his brothers, John and Stanley Goblirsch.
Alphonse George Goblirsch was born February 22, 1922 in Lafayette Township, Nicollet County to John and Barbara (Guetter) Goblirsch. He attended country school at District 7, Lafayette Township, Nicollet County. Al was united in marriage to Marcella Dietl-Kloeckl on August 6, 1976, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. He farmed and lived on the family farm in Lafayette Township for 70 years until moving to New Ulm in 1992. Al loved traveling, fishing, square dancing, old time music, woodworking and walking.
He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the Catholic Order of Foresters.