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Rev. Arthur Goldberger

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[October 08, 2011]  LINCOLN -- The Rev. Arthur J. Goldberger, 88, of Lincoln, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. at the Christian Nursing Home.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Thompson officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, with military honors.

The Rev. Goldberger was a retired Lutheran minister. He had served at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln as well as churches in Vandalia, Strasburg and Shelbyville, Mo. He was the visiting pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Decatur for many years.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946.

He was born on June 24, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo. His parents were Isador A. and Agnes Kovacs Goldberger. He married Lillian Ruth Moore on March 13, 1943, at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one son, the Rev. Arthur Jack (and Kay) Goldberger II of Bettendorf, Iowa; six daughters, Linda Loos, of The Plains, Ohio, Susan Moore of Champaign, Kathleen (and Peter) Bishop of West Lafayette, Ind., Patricia (and Jim) Dermody of Monee, Laura Williams of Lincoln and Nancy Goldberger of Chicago; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Goldberger.

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He was a member of the governor's Board of Elder Abuse for four years and the Board of Seniors in Springfield for eight years. In the Central Illinois District of the church synod he was chairman of family growth for 10 years and election chairman in 1968. He taught driver's safety in Lincoln and Havana.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln.

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