Gertrude Marie Peting Goebel, 105

Gertrude Marie Peting Goebel, age 105, of Huntington, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Heritage of Huntington.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – noon Friday, July 24, 2015, at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 648 N. Lafontaine St., Huntington. Funeral services will follow at noon Friday at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Tim Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in St. Paul’s County Line Cemetery, 3995 North 1000 West, Andrews. 

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials are to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Old German School at St. Paul’s County Line Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

Gertrude was born on March 13, 1910, in Huntington, the daughter of Fred W. and Lucy (Poehler) Peting. She graduated from Huntington High School, attended Ball State Teacher’s College for three years, taught school in Andrews for many years, and then finished her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and her master’s degree from Huntington College. She taught third grade for 36 years in Andrews and Fort Wayne, often hatching chicks and bringing pocket pets into the classroom for science learning. She married Louis P. Goebel on June 12, 1937 in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1983.  Gertrude was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Huntington and the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include a daughter – Karen P. (Gerald Campbell) Goebel of Madison, Wisconsin; three grandchildren – Gretchen (Jon) Skoglund, Lynn Goebel, and Gregory Goebel; two great grandchildren – Anna and Adam Skoglund; and her daughter-in-law, Diana Goebel. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son – Philip M. Goebel, a brother – Adolf Peting, and four sisters – Martha Anderson, Pauline Bryan, Louise Earhart, and Minnie Nida.

Please sign the online guestbook at  Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Gertrude Marie Peting Goebel.


Posted on 2015 Jul 21