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Gilbert H. Deutscher

September 28, 2018

Gilbert H. "Gib" Deutscher, age 90, of Ellis, Kansas passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 at his home in Ellis. He was born May 13, 1928 to John and Clara (Huber) Deutscher on the family farm north of Ellis. He graduated from Ellis high School in 1946. On October 15, 1950 he married Karen King at Christ Lutheran Church in Ellis.

Gilbert was a farmer, rancher and owner of Deutscher Construction. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Ellis VFW and a veteran of the US Army serving in Korea. He had served as an Ellis City Council member, on the boards at the Ellis Credit Union and the Golden Belt CO-OP. He enjoyed working, fishing, hunting, gardening and his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of Ellis; a son, Sid Deutscher of Ellis; two daughters, Susie Bieker and husband Jerry of Thornton, CO and Sylvia Deutscher of Ellis; four grandchildren, Riley (Amber) Deutscher of Ellis, Jared Deutscher of Ellis, Bailey (Matt) Dinkel of Ellis and Terry Gross of Ellinwood, KS as well as 3 great grandchildren, Hattee Deutscher, Reagan Deutscher and Sutton Dinkel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, John, Carl, Norbert, Clarence and Arthur Deutscher and two sisters, Helen Schoenthaler and Melanie Bunker.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church in Ellis. Burial with military honors courtesy of the Kansas National Guard and the Ellis VFW will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Ellis.

Visitation will be Monday 5 PM - 8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM until service time all at the church. A prayer service will be 7 PM Monday at the church.

Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637

Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church, Hospice at HaysMed or the Ellis VFW.

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