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Tributes for May 14: Wilbert Gebhardt

Wilbert Jake Gebhardt

Jan. 4, 1930-May 3, 2017

Age: 87

Residence: Windsor

Wilbert Jake Gebhardt, 87, of Windsor, passed away May 3, 2017 in Windsor.  He was born Jan. 4, 1930, to Alex and Mary (Miller) Gebhardt in Windsor.

He was a lifelong resident of the Windsor area. He graduated from Johnstown High School in 1948. In 1951 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a staff sergeant during the Korean War.

He was honorably discharged in 1954. On July 15, 1956, Wilbert married Viola Firestien at St. Paul's Congregational Church in Greeley. He worked as a painter for 10 years and then began his farming career. Mr. Gebhardt is survived by his wife of 60 years, Viola; sister, Loretta (Dale) Karns; sisters-in-law, Betty Schmidt, Delores (Charles) Ehrlich, Helen Gebhardt and JoAnn Firestien; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Leon Gebhardt; sister Carolyn Groot-Berg; and nephew Leonard Gebhardt.

Services were 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1450 7th St., Windsor. A reception  followed at the church. Online condolences may be made at