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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Wesley Giebink 83, of Rolla

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  • Wesley Giebink, 83, of Rolla, Missouri went to be with his Lord and Savior September 2, 2013 in Rolla, Missouri. He resided at the Presbyterian Manor in Rolla since 2008 to be near his family. He was in the care of Benchmark Healthcare of Rolla, Missouri at the time of his passing.
    Born in Waupun, Wisconsin in 1930, the son of Wesley and Mildred (Cobb) Giebink who preceded him in death. He graduated from Waupun High School in 1948 and continued his education in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Mortuary Science. He was licenced as a funeral director in 1951 and became associated with Kohls Funeral Home of Waupun prior to entering the Army that same year. He served with graves registration in Europe during the Korean War. After he was discharged he returned to Waupun and Kohls Company Furniture & Funeral Home where he became a full partner retailing furniture and serving the community in funeral service for forty five years retiring in 1994. During those years , Wes was active in civic functions, director of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary club and various organizations including the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association. He was charter member of the Trinity Reformed Church in Waupun, where he served as an elder and deacon.
    Wes was married to Harriet (VanGalen) Giebink in 1952 while serving in the Army. This union was blessed with two sons: Allen (Laurie) Giebink, Rolla, MO; steven (deceased) (Colleen) Giebink, Racine, WI; and one daughter Peggy (David) Wickman, Sandy Hook, CT; also surviving are five grandchildren, Adam (Patty) Giebink, Marthasville, MO; Brain (Erin) Giebink, Minneapolis, MN; Diana Wickman, Pocasset, MA; Paula Wickman, Farmington, CT; Steven Giebink, De Pere, WI; he is also survived by his brother Larry (Wilma) Giebink, Beaver Dam, WI.
    A momorial service and burial will be held for both Wesley and Harriet Giebink at 10:00 am on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun, Wisconsin. Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, and Kohls Community Funeral Home of Waupin.
    Memorials can be made in their name to the Good Samaritan Fund at the Rolla Presbyterian Manor, 1200 Homelife Plaza, Rolla, Missouri 65401. Online condolences may be left at www.jamesgahrmortuary.com.

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