[Spencer Daily Reporter nameplate] Overcast ~ 58°F  
High: 54°F ~ Low: 26°F
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Wilbur Hebbel

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

(Photo)
Funeral services for Mr. Wilbur "Willie" Hebbel, 82, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at First Congregational Church of Spencer. Revs. Thomas and Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Willie passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at home in Spencer.

Wilbur J. Hebbel, the son of Harry and Lillian Hennings Hebbel, was born July 22, 1925, on a farm near Hartley. His childhood years were spent there where he received his early education. Following his schooling, Willie entered the U.S. Army and served during W.W.II. After his honorable discharge, Willie returned to Iowa.

Willie married Joyce Gertsmeier on May 27, 1966, in Denver, Colo. while staying at his brother's home. For 48 years, Willie owned and operated Midwest Piano and Organ Co. in Spencer and for 10 years in Storm Lake. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, the American Legion, 32nd Degree Mason and an active member of the Spencer Golf and Country Club. In his spare time, Willie enjoyed golfing, playing cards, bowling and socializing with his many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother and his wife, Donald and Florine Hebbel; grandson, Donnie Geisinger; and nephew, Doug Hebbel.

Wilbur is survived by his wife, Joyce of Spencer; son, Norm Hebbel of Spencer; step-son, Larry Geisinger and his wife, Nancy of Spencer; his step-daughter, Cheri Leister and her husband, Ernie of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

Memorials are dedicated to the First Congregational Church of Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.