Eleanor E. Gogel, 95, Jasper

Eleanor Gogle ediedEleanor E. Gogel, 95, of Jasper, died Monday (September 9) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born June 2, 1918, in Jasper to Henry and Philomenia (Gramelspacher) Lechner. She married Elmer Gogel July 23, 1940, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He preceded her in death on October 16, 1986.

Eleanor was a homemaker and worked as a custodian for Precious Blood School for over 25 years. She also worked at Yaggi’s and the Chicken Place restaurants. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church , the St. Ann’s Sodality, and the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed quilting, baking, crocheting, camping, and playing cards.

Surviving are seven daughters, Phyllis Fischer,  Dubois, Patricia “Patti” Hasenour and husband Robert, St. Anthony,  Ramona Buechler, Celestine, Kathleen Eckerle and husband Gene, Jasper, Rebecca Frey and husband Paul, Lamar, Marilyn Schnaus and husband Ken, Jasper, and Marlene Voegerl and husband Stephen, Eckerty, four sons, Phil Gogel and wife Dianne, Ireland, Paul Gogel and wife Paula, Ferdinand, Thomas Gogel and wife Angie, Huntingburg, and Elmer Gogel Jr. and wife Christine, Ireland; 45 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Virgil Lechner, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, William “Sonny” Gogel, one brother, Vincent A. Lechner,  five sisters, Cordella Hopf , Florence Hurst, Rosetta Keusch, Marcella “Sally” Heim, and Ruth Schmitt, and four grandchildren, Bryan Hasenour, Wayne Hasenour, Mary Hasenour, and Kurt Eckerle.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from  2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel, and one hour before services at the church. The St. Ann’s Sodality and the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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