Funeral services for Paul Goebel, 67, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Green Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Paul passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at LMH Health.
He was born on September 21, 1952 in Colby, Kansas the son of Peter William and Rosemary (Swaboda) Goebel.
He worked for Washburn University in information technology.
He married Beni Arlene Binder on September 29, 1973 in Waterville, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his daughter, Audrey Goebel-Hall (Brian Hall) Topeka; son, Joseph A. Goebel, Lawrence; brother, Peter Goebel, Independence, MO; sister, Sally Chafa, Independence, MO; grandson, Cameran Elder and numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul was a Washburn University graduate with degrees in Communication and Anthropology. He was a lifelong Boy Scout earning his Eagle as a young scout. He was a Scoutmaster, a Jayhawk council committee member, a Scoutmaster trainer and a Leave No Trace Master Educator. After moving to Lawrence he became a member of the Douglas County Master Gardeners, he assisted with the Monarch Garden and with the Junior Master Gardener programs.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Camp Jayhawk or the Monarch Watch of Douglas County and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.