Richard “Richie” Goblirsch – Redwood Falls Gazette

Richard “Richie” Goblirsch, 72, of Redwood Falls, died at Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Christian Burial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022 at St. Anne Church of Wabasso. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022 with a parish prayer service at 4 p.m., all at Sainte-Anne de Wabasso Catholic Church. Visits will continue from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday. Interment will follow at Sainte-Anne Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Condolences can be sent via

Richard Henry Goblirsch was born on February 20, 1950 to his parents Raymond and Veronica (Plaetz) Goblirsch in Redwood Falls. He attended St. Anne’s School, graduating in 1968. On October 16, 1976, he married Shirley Holme at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. They became parents to three children, Brenda, Susie and Joni. Richard was a carpenter for 51 years and retired in 2018.

Richard is survived by his wife, Shirley (Holme) Goblirsch of Redwood Falls; children, Brenda (Eric) Goblirsch of Minnetonka, Susie (Tom) Gillespie of Woodbury and Joni (Bill) Walker of Louisville, Ky.; siblings, Theresa (Ed) Wertish of Redwood Falls, Don (Marcis) Goblirsch of Wabasso, Virginia Salfer of Wabasso, Jerome (Patti) Goblirsch of Fairmont, Jim (Karen) Goblirsch of Wabasso, Kathy (Bill) Bloedow of Redwood Falls , Tony Goblirsch of Wabasso, Ed (Beth) Goblirsch of Wabasso and Mark (Robin) Goblirsch of Wabasso; and grandchildren, Braeden Knight, Emma Knight, Henry Gillespie, Cassie Walker, Colin Walker and Cori Walker.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Veronica (Plaetz) Goblirsch; two infant brothers; father and stepmother, Clifford and Rosemary Holme; brothers-in-law, Dennis Safer and Frank Holme; and his sister-in-law, Mary Wyman.

In his sweet memory.

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