Ruth A. Goepfrich, 68, Ferdinand

Ruth A. Goepfrich, age 68, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday, February 18, at her home. She was born in Huntingburg September 17, 1951, to Roman and Stella (Welp) Lubbers. She married Jim Goepfrich October 9, 1971, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Ruth was a 1969 graduate of Jasper High School and a graduate of Lockyear Business College and Brescia University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She worked in human resources at Kimball for 43 years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand, a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, the St. Anne’s Society, the Jasper Daughters so Isabella, and the St. Anthony Legion Auxilary. She was an oblate with the Sisters of St. Benedict, a volunteer at the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, and a former Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Joseph Church. She enjoyed nature, taking walks, reading, and praying for her friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Goepfrich; one daughter, Sarah Goepfrich, Evansville; one son, Brian Goepfrich and wife Lindsey, Ferdinand; IN, and one who was like a son to Jim and Ruth, Nolan Goepfrich, whom they raised for many years; three grandchildren, Theresa, Caden, and Rhyanna; three sisters, Janet Kluemper and husband Dave, Jasper, Jean Weyer and husband John, Ferdinand, and Rhonda Knust and husband Gary, St. Anthony; and two brothers, Joe Lubbers and wife Janet and Ronnie Lubbers, all of St. Anthony;

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Aubrey Goepfrich, two sisters, Judy Kerstiens and Joyce Lubbers, and one sister-in-law, Mich Lubbers.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church. The D of I will pray a rosary at 230 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Ferdinand Church or the Sisters of St. Benedict. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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