Irma Jean Gogel, 77, Dale

Irma Jean (Mehling) Gogel, 77, of Dale, went to be with our Savior on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at her home and is now with her son, Philip, and her parents. She bravely battled ovarian cancer for two years.

Irma was born January 10, 1941, in Ferdinand to Alois and Leona (Braunecker) Mehling. She was united in marriage on September 29, 1962, to Eugene “John” Gogel in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. John and Irma were married for 56 years.

Irma was a very faithful servant to our Lord her entire life and prided herself on her impeccable cleanliness, housekeeping for many local residences in addition to the bank and post office in Dale. Irma was from a family of twins — her father was a twin, she was a twin and she had two twin daughters. She was so very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandson. She enjoyed watching IU basketball.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene “John” Gogel; one son, Steven (Mary Ann) Gogel of Birchwood, Wisconsin; daughters, Sandra Rasche and Glenda (Brad) Edge, both of Evansville, Brenda (Bruce) Ramsey of Kentucky and Jennifer (Todd) McGehee of Boonville; nine grandchildren, Benjamin Edge, Emily (Ty) Riffert, Korynne, Kamille and Klaire Rasche, all of Evansville, Lauren Edge of Portland, Oregon, Bryce Ramsey of Kentucky and Ryan and Nathan McGehee of Boonville; two great-grandchildren, Trenton Riffert and soon-to-be sister of Evansville; three sisters, her identical twin Norma Roos of Dale, Valeria “Bootsie” Schwoeppe of St. Henry and Sue (Terry) Weyer of Troy; three brothers, Mike (Linda) Mehling of Ireland, and Stan and Ken Mehling both of Ferdinand.

Irma was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Philip Gogel in 1992; a goddaughter, Paula (Lubbehusen) Fulks; and a brother, Leander Mehling.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. CDT Thursday, December 20 in St. Francis Of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church, Dale.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. CDT Wednesday and from 8 till service time Thursday at St. Joseph Church in Dale. Burial to follow in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Dale.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chemo Buddies 3699 Epworth Road Newburgh, IN 47630.

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Special thank you goes out to the compassionate oncologist Dr. Vivian Cook, the wonderful nurses at OHA, Chemo Buddies and the countless friends and family members who took Irma to her appointments. She was so very grateful to you all.

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