Welcome to the memorial page for

Richard "Butch" Goble

February 15, 1946 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 71)

Richard "Butch" Goble, 71, of Burlington, died at 3:18 PM Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport.

Born February 15, 1946, in Iowa City, he was the son of Arthur J. and Pearl A. Timmerman Goble. On December 10, 1966, he married Deborah Mae Born in Burlington. She died on June 12, 2011. 

Butch was a partner in Goble Construction for over 30 years and a carpenter for 46 years. 

He was a member of First United Church of Christ, Cascade Boat Club, Big Island Boat Club, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Burlington Aerie 150, Carpenters Union, and the Mans Breakfast Club. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed boating, fishing, mushroom hunting,  sitting out on his porch, spending time with friends, and being outdoors. Most of all, he enjoyed making his rounds, spending time with his sisters, kids and grandkids.

Survivors include his three daughters, Jodi (John) Reusch of Burlington, daughter, Cindy (Stacy) Fox of Danville, daughter, Abby (Jake) Richenberger of Danville, seven grandchildren, Hunter and Taylor Reusch, Drake, Drew, and Ella Fox, Reese and Brady Richenberger; his very special friend, Debbie Harris of Burlington; four sisters, Joan Bowers of Kingston, Joyce Hageman of Burlington, Sue Cleek of Burlington, and Linda (Bill) Pilger of West Burlington;  and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Butch will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at First United Church of Christ with Pastor JudyAnn Morse officiating.   A time of food and fellowship will be held at the Burlington Eagles Club following the service.  Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory following the service.  

The graveside committal service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Blakeway Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Des Moines County Special Needs Foundation, First United Church of Christ, and the Blakeway Cemetery. 

 Service Information

September 19, 2017

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Family Receive Friends
September 19, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Funeral Service
September 20, 2017

10:00 AM
First United Church of Christ
611 Columbia Street
Burlington, IA 52601

Graveside Service
October 22, 2017

2:00 PM
Blakeway Cemetery
Danville, IA 52623

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