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Patricia “Pat” Goblirsch

Patricia “Pat” Goblirsch

WABASSO — Patricia “Pat” Goblirsch, age 77, of Wabasso, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at the New Ulm Medical Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, Sept. 16, from 4 until 7 p.m., with prayer and rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at the church, from 10 until 11 a.m.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Anne’s School in Wabasso or The Redwood Area Hospital Foundation/Cancer Care.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Condolences may be sent via www.nelson-hillestad.com.

Patricia “Pat” Goblirsch, the daughter of Henry and Evelyn (Wilfahrt) Brown, was born on Feb. 6, 1942 in New Ulm. She grew up in New Ulm and graduated from Cathedral High School in New Ulm. Pat married Arnie Goblirsch at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Ulm on Aug. 6, 1962. They moved to Wabasso and raised their family. She worked as a cook at St. Anne’s Catholic School and at the Wabasso Public Schools. Pat baked many cakes for all kinds of events and celebrations in the community. She was known for her famous “Mocha Bars.”

Pat loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchild. She volunteered at St. Anne’s Catholic school, “Food Art with Pat” for baking projects with the students.

Pat is survived by her husband, Arnie, of 57 years; children, Jacque (Mike) Windschitl of Sartell, Chris (special friend-Marsha) Goblirsch of Glyndon, Mary (Nils) Erickson of Lansing, Kansas, Michael Goblirsch of Frederic, Wisconsin and David (Louise) Goblirsch of Hudson, Wisconsin. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers and one sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Evelyn Brown, one brother and two sisters.

God welcomed Pat home on Sept. 11, 2019, to rest in the arms of Jesus to await the resurrection of the dead. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

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