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Russell (Russ) Goebel

Obituary for Russell (Russ) Goebel

December 9, 1969 - June 3, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 49


Russell (Russ) Goebel, 49, of San Antonio, TX died unexpectedly on June 3, 2019.

Russ was born on December 9, 1969 in Dubuque, Iowa where he earned his Eagle Scout in 1985 and graduated from Hempstead High School in 1988. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in 1992 with a BA in Business and earned his MBA from University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 1996. With his Iowa work ethic and his educational background, Russ had a successful career in financial sales and management.

Russ was quick to welcome his friends and family with a smile and participated in friendly banter which was often instigated by him. Russ was a huge sports fan and a ridiculously fanatic Spurs fan. He watched all sports including basketball, football, baseball, hockey, horse racing, curling, ping pong and Nathan's hot dog eating contest. Some would say Russ was a connoisseur of pizza, especially Happy Joe's, when in reality any pizza was good to him. Russ loved his family, children, step children, friends and his dog immensely.

He was preceded in death by, father, Richard Ernest Goebel; fraternal grandparents, Eugene and Helen Goebel; maternal grandparents, LuVern and Anna Mae Koelker. Russ is survived by his loving wife Lisa Helling; mother Ruth (Koelker) Schumacher (Schu); children, Jackson and Julia Raquel; step children, Julia and Olivia Pruin and brother; Brad Goebel (Margaret).

Everyone will remember Russ' kindness, thoughtfulness and humor. He was a true friend, gentlemen and spoke often of his love of Texas, Iowa, his family and our country.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation to either Disabled American Veterans ( or Good Sports ( be made in honor of Russ.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
2:00 PM

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