Annette Sue Gobber, one of three children of Mervin and Carol (Paulsen) Gobber, was born September 3, 1960, at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas. She was baptized in October of 1960, at Grace Lutheran Church in Cook, Nebraska by Rev. Robert Herrbolt. Annette received her education at home growing up and through the Educational Service Unit #4.
Annette became a client of Southeast Nebraska Developmental Services and started working at the workshop in Auburn in 1978. She moved to Auburn to live in one of the organization’s residences in 1984. She enjoyed the camaraderie she felt at the workshop.
Annette was one of Elvis’s biggest fans, and a pretty big fan of Johnny Cash as well. If there was Elvis or Johnny Cash music playing, she was sure to have a smile on her face. Annette loved to travel, trips to Florida and Hawaii were great, but trips to Branson to see Elvis impersonators were better.
After a decline in health, Annette was taken to the University Medical Center in Omaha. It was there that she passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015, having reached the age of 54 years, 6 months, 19 days. Her father; grandparents Elmer and Alma Paulsen, Fred F. and Hilda Gobber; and brother-in-law Jerry Pretto preceded her in death.
She is survived by her mother Carol Gobber of Syracuse; sisters Lisa Pretto of Columbia, IL, Pamela and husband Allan Hillman of Syracuse; nieces Sarah and husband Gabe Meints of Syracuse, Kimberlyn Pretto of Columbia, IL, Hailey Pretto of Columbia, IL; step-nieces and –nephew Angie Schlemme and husband John, Mandy Denison and husband Travis, Samantha Pretto, Dennis Pretto, great-nephew Maverick Meints; uncle and aunts Larry and Shari Paulsen, Darleen Swift; other relatives and friends.