Former Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel passes away
March 26, 2020
WAITSBURG-Former Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2020. A very active member of the Waitsburg community, Gobel was a well-loved leader in our small town.
A retired Washington State Patrol trooper, Gobel was elected as Waitsburg's mayor in 2010. Gobel would go on to serve the community until 2016, tackling well-known issues like the clean- up of the former bunkhouse and passing the beloved golf cart road laws.
"Walt was one of Waitsburg's finest," Mayor and fellow Lions Club member Marty Dunn said. "He was a dear friend and fellow council member. He gave coun...