Aloysius G. Goeb, age 81, of Montrose, former longtime resident of Buffalo, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, due to complications of a triple heart bypass.
A Memorial and Mass of Christian Burial for Al Goeb will take place at The Church of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo, at a time yet to be determined. There will be visitation one hour before the Mass at the church. Interment will be at the St. Francis Cemetery.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.
Al was born Wednesday, May 11, 1933, in Delano, to Edward and Mary (Bucher) Goeb.
He married Jeanette G. (Prow) Feb. 23, 1956. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Buffalo, where they raised three sons: Thomas, Gerald, and Kevin.
Al honorably served his country in the US Army during the Korean War, from 1955 to 1957.
He started working as a teen, doing various jobs, including grinding feed for several area farmers, until he entered the Army. Over the years, Al worked at Minneapolis Moline (White Farm) from 1951 to 1987; Washington Scientific from 1989 - 1999, and many other temporary jobs.
Al co-owned and operated Goeb’s Music in Buffalo, and taught private guitar lessons to hundreds, from 1971 to 1996.
He played and sang in several local old time and country bands, playing guitar, button key and piano key accordions, harmonic, mandolin, and several other instruments, including some guitars and other instruments he built himself.
Al assisted with Cub Scouts during the 1960s.
He also helped create the first Little League baseball diamond, in Buffalo, next to what is now near Parkside Elementary School.
Al was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, restoring antique furniture, was creative with many handcrafted projects, and enjoyed casino trips and spending time with his grandchildren, playing and listening to their music.
Aloysius is survived by his children: Thomas Goeb, Gerald Goeb, and Kevin Goeb (Kathleen Kramer); grandchildren Benjamin and Matthew Goeb, Samantha Kinikin; and their mother, Valerie Kinikin; brother Louie Goeb; sisters Veronica Varner, Marlene Dupont, Deloria Weege, and Marie Dehn; sisters-in-law Joyce (Bucky) Schrom and Rose Sweeter; brothers-in-law Larry Kauppi, Roger Weege, and Ron Dehn; many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Goeb; their stillborn daughter, Mary Joseph; parents Edward and Mary (Bucher) Goeb; a brother, Joseph Goeb; a sister, Elizabeth Kauppi; sisters-in-law Ida Prow, Helen Braun and Deloris Spychala; nephews David Spychala, Steve Schrom, and Randy Sweeter; niece Diane Gohman (12-2-14); and brothers-in-law Robert Prow Sr., Jerry Braun, Howard Sweeter, Richard Schrom, Sib Spychala, Adrian Dupont, and Duane Varner.