SALINA, Kansas — Charles Matthew “Matt” Goldbach, 46, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at home.

He was born Aug. 21, 1975 in Evansville, to Charles and JoAnn (Wildt) Goldbach. Matt was a graduate of Princeton Community High School Class of 1993 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana. He proudly served in the United States Army including a tour in Iraq.

He had resided in Kansas for the past three and a half years and was a stay-at-home dad, caring for his four sons. Matt loved to play the guitar and create his own songs. He enjoyed all music, meeting new people, and loved all outside activities, especially riding dirt bikes with his sons.

Matt is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mary (Renslow) Goldbach of Salina, Kansas; four sons, Charles Ryan, Nathan, Johnny and Freddy Goldbach, all at home; his parents, Charles and JoAnn of Evansville; three sisters, Margaret Dunnigan (Mike) of New Albany, Kathy Wilderman (Rick) of Haubstadt and Libby Decker (Chad) of Evansville; and two brothers, Mike Goldbach (Jackie) and Kenny Goldbach (Robin) both of Princeton.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Jeffrey Goldbach.

A Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton with Father Gary Kaiser serving as celebrant. Burial follows at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military graveside service performed by the Retired Military Veterans. Visitation is from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton.

Anyone wishing to honor Matt’s memory may make a donation to his wife, Mary for his children’s college fund.

You may light a candle in honor of Matt or leave a message of sympathy to the family at Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Goldbach family.


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