Tributes for May 14: Wilbert Gebhardt
May 14, 2017
Wilbert Jake Gebhardt
Jan. 4, 1930-May 3, 2017
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 http://www.marksfuneralservice.com.