‘Bert’ Goehring Liebelt made many friendships running Friendly Tavern
Mass of Christian Burial for Roberta “Bert” Goehring Liebelt, 74, of Mobridge, was held Monday, March 25, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Hamak officiating.
Burial was in the Mound City Cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Bert died March 21, 2013.
Roberta F. Schaefbauer was born June 27, 1938, on the family farm southeast of Herreid to Frank and Susie (Weisbeck) Schaefbauer. She grew up there and attended grade school and high school in Herreid.
Bert married Wilbert “Billy” Goehring on May 31, 1955, at St. Michaels’ Catholic Church in Herreid. They made their home on a farm southwest of Herreid, later moving to a farm four miles east of Mound City until 1977 when they moved into Mound City to operate the Friendly Tavern, which was purchased from Ray Grad in 1973. She developed many friendships in more than 20 years of operating the establishment. Many a pinochle game was played there. Billy passed away July 3, 1988.
Bert married John Liebelt on Feb. 14, 1994. Together they made their home in Mobridge until John passed away July 12, 1994. Her dog Pepper was by her side to fill the void after his passing.
She enjoyed visiting with friends, playing video lottery and spending many hours on her computer, sending emails and playing solitaire.
Survivors include her six children, Terry (Vanessa) Goehring of Mound City, Larry (Susan) Goehring of Herreid, Ronnie Goehring of Mobridge, Laurie (Tom) Brandner of Pierre, Susan (James) Aman of Mobridge and Troy (Amy) Goehring of Tabor; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eileen Dais of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Sister Teresita Schaefbauer of Aberdeen; and one brother, Frank (Sara) Schaefbauer of Pierre.
Bert was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert “Billy” Goehring, husband, John Liebelt; parents, Frank in 1970 and Susie in 1998; one sister, Doris Lacher; and one brother, Duane Schaefbauer.