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Cancer claims life of young RF woman

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news River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Twenty-year-old Grace Goblirsch lost her eight-month fight with cancer and died Friday morning, Aug. 23, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

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Burial Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at St. Bridget Church in River Falls.

Memorial visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, also at St. Bridget’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace's family.

Funeral arrangements are with Bakken-Young of River Falls.

Goblirsch is a 2011 River Falls High School graduate. She was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, a fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow, last December. At the time she was attending Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.

A local Tri4Grace triathlon was held by supporters in late April to raise money in Grace’s name for the Minnesota chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

More than 150 participants raised over $8,000.

Tri4Grace was organized by Lynn Huiskamp, who was Grace’s high school swim coach and friend.

Grace’s parents are Sue and Greg Goblirsch. 

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