Ruth A. Goepfrich, 68, Ferdinand

Ruth A. Goepfrich, 68, of Ferdinand, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at home.

Ruth was born in Huntingburg on September 17, 1951, to Roman and Stella (Welp) Lubbers. She married Jim Goepfrich on October 9, 1971, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

She was a 1969 Jasper High School graduate.  She also graduated from Lockyear Business College and then Brescia University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree.

She worked in human resources at Kimball, where she had had worked for 43 years until her retirement.

Ruth was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church and a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, St. Ann’s, Jasper D of I, and the St. Anthony Legion Auxiliary. 

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’s Catholic Church.

She enjoyed nature and taking walks, reading, and praying for her friends and family.

Surviving are her husband, Jim Goepfrich, Ferdinand; one daughter, Sarah Goepfrich, Evansville; one son, Brian (Lindsey) Goepfrich, Ferdinand, 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 (Dave) Kluemper, Jasper, Jean (John) Weyer, Ferdinand, and Rhonda (Gary) Knust, St. Anthony; and two brothers, Joe (Janet) Lubbers, St. Anthony, and Ronnie Lubbers, St. Anthony.

Preceding her in death are one granddaughter, Aubrey Goepfrich; two sisters, Judy Kerstiens and Joyce Lubbers; and one sister-in-law, Mich Lubbers.

A Mass of Christian burial for Ruth A. Goepfrich will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, in St. Anthony Catholic Church, in St. Anthony, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February, 21, 2020, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday. The D of I will pray a rosary at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ferdinand Catholic Church or the Sisters of St. Benedict.

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