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Helene Anna Wilhelmine

 (Bohling) Gobber

Helen Gobber

Born - November 3, 1909

Family Home Near

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Baptized - November 14, 1909

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Residence -1910 - Washington, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Confirmed - April 13, 1924

Married - May 24, 1928

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Residence - 1930 - Benton, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Saint James Lutheran Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska


Helen Bohling Hilda Bohling Esther (Bohling) Goering Bohling Sisters


Helen, Esther, and Hilda Bohling



GOBBER -- Helen, 93, Johnson, died Wednesday (7-30-03) in

Auburn. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. James

(Long Branch) Church near Humboldt. Church cemetery. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Sunday, with family 7-8 p.m. Sunday;

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Casey-Witzenburg-Hall Mortuary,

Johnson, Nebraska





In Memory of

Helen W. Gobber


Helen Bohling Gobber, eldest daughter of Fred Bohling Jr. and

Elizabeth (Eltiste) Bohling was born November 3, 1909 north west

of Auburn, Nebraska. Helen was baptized November 14, 1909 at

St. Paul's (Hickory Grove) Lutheran Church rural Auburn, Nebraska

by Rev. Streng.

She received her elementary schooling at District 21 Linden School and

graduated from Johnson High School with the class of 1927.

On May 24, 1928 Rev. Streng united her in marriage to Paul H. Gobber

at the Hickory Grove Church. They established their home on a farm

six miles east of Elk Creek, Nebraska where they lived 38 years.

This marriage was blessed with one son and three daughters. Helen

transferred her membership to St. James Lutheran Church where she

remained a member the rest of her life. She was a faithful and active

member of the church and had served as president of the Women's

Organization, the Missionary Society as it was known at that time.

Mr. and Mrs. Gobber moved to Johnson, Nebraska May 1966 due

to the declining health of her husband. He died December 11, 1966.

After the death of her husband she worked for the Johnson - Brock

School lunch program. She later became a Care Staff member at the

Good Samaritan Center in Auburn for 12-1/2 years. After her

retirement she was an active member of the Johnson Senior Citizens

and held various positions of that organization. She enjoyed traveling,

playing cards, gardening and helping make quilts for

 Lutheran World Relief.

One of her wishes was fulfilled when she with her daughter Evelyn

Greenlee went to Germany in 1992, with the German Heritage Group

to visit the birthplace of her father and to visit the church where her '

husband's parents were married.

Her husband Paul, grandson Timothy, her parents and two sisters

Elsie Hosterman and Esther Goering, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children Arnold and his wife Orva Jean of

Elk Creek, Nebraska; Evelyn and her husband Richard Greenlee of

Anacortes, Washington; Edith and her husband Roger Broady of

Auburn, Nebraska and Ruth and her husband Duane Wendelin of

Lincoln, Nebraska. Six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and

three step-great grandchildren. Sister Hilda and her husband Elmer

Adcock of Farragut, Iowa, nieces, nephews and other relatives and

many friends.




Husband - Paul Herman Gobber

Born - July 27, 1903

Family Home Near Diller, Nebraska

Baptized - September 6, 1903

Died - December 11, 1966

Buried - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska




Paul H. Gobber

Paul Herman Gobber, son of Diedrick F. and Wilhelmina Kappelmann Gobber, was born July 27, 1903 at Diller, one of seven children. He was baptized in infancy in the family church. When he was about three, the family moved to Nemaha County.

He received his education in the public schools of Nemaha County, and grew to young manhood in this same community. He attended St. James Lutheran church and received his confirmation there on August 31, 1919 by Rev. E.  F. Geyer.

On May 24, 1928 Paul was united in marriage with Helen W. Bohling at St. Paul (Hickory Grove) Lutheran church. To this union four children were born.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Gobber settled on a farm a few miles east of Elk Creek. They lived there until May of this year when they moved into Johnson. Mr. Gobber held offices on the school board and also on the church council.

About two years ago Mr. Gobber’s health began to fail. He entered the Nemaha County Hospital December 8, where he passed away December 11, 1966. He had reached the age of 63 years, four months and 14 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; four children; Arnold Paul Gobber of Elk Creek, Evelyn Joan Gobber of Alexandria, Virginia, Mrs. Roger Broady of Auburn, and Mrs. Duane Wendelin of Lincoln; one daughter-in-law; Orva Jean; two sons-in-law, Five brothers and sisters, Mrs. Edwin Ottemann of Johnson, Fred H. Gobber of Table Rock,  Mrs. Orvin Volker of Elk Creek, Otto F. Gobber of Elk Creek and Mrs. Alvin Oestmann of Elk Creek; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held December 14 at St. James Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Carl O. Carlson. Carolyn Burow was organist.

Pallbears were Dean Volker, Ervin Gobber, Robert Gobber, John Lunzmann, Arnold Ottemann and LaVern Oestmann. Mr. and Mrs. Erhard Oestmann were in charge of flowers. Burial was in the church cemetery, with Caseys in charge of arrangements


Auburn Press - Tribune


December 20, 1966




Son - Arnold Paul Gobber

Born - December 30, 1934


Daughter - Evelyn Joan (Gobber) Greenlee

Born - August 22, 1937


Daughter - Edith Marcelle (Gobber) Broady

Born - November 27, 1939


Daughter - Ruth Margene (Gobber) Wendelin

Born - August 1, 1941



Father - Frederich Heinrich Dietrich Bohling

Mother - Wilhelmine Emile Elizabeth (Eltiste) Bohling





Helen (Bohling) Gobber Esther (Bohling) Goering


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