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Randall (Randy) Allen Goebbert, 67

Randall (Randy) Allen Goebbert, 67, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

Randy was born Oct. 2, 1953, to Harry and Marion (Wacker) Goebbert in Wayne, Neb.

Randy was a graduate of Woodstock High School in 1971. He was a wrestler and a football player, and he attended the Outward Bound Program in Utah. This is when his love of photography started. He developed film and printed his own pictures, and marveled at the work of Ansel Adams. Randy earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in 1975. Randy was a big music lover, of all types of music. He was his younger brother Rick’s biggest musical influence. During their high school years, he brought home all of the great records of the day, and they listened to them until they were worn out.

Randy was a sports fan and enjoyed watching college football on Saturdays. He reveled in the ’85 Chicago Bears winning the Super Bowl; MJ and the Bulls; and the Cubs winning the World Series. He was also an avid reader all of his life. He enjoyed being outdoors, taking walks, or working in his garden. Family and friends were everything to Randy. He was always there to lend a hand or add an encouraging word. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Randy is survived by his son, Christopher (Chris) Goebbert; daughter, Kathleen (Katie) Goebbert and her wife, Sarah McIntire; granddaughter, Aila Goebbert-McIntire; and brother, Richard (Rick) Goebbert. He is also survived by his cousins and their families. 

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Marion Goebbert.

Per Randy’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of donations to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

For more information, contact the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338 -1710; or visit

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