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Donald J. Giebler

February 13, 1928 — September 18, 2012

Donald J. Giebler

Donald John Giebler, age 84, of Hays, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Hays Medical Center. He was born February 13, 1928 in Catharine to Martin and Susanna (Kisner) Giebler. He married Dolores Kathleen Walters on September 11, 1950 in Catharine. She preceded him in death on May 15, 1999.

He was a mechanic for 24 years primarily with OLoughlin Motor Sales and then began work as a postal clerk with the Hays post office retiring after 24 years. He was a veteran of the US Army, a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Catharine Knights of Columbus Council 11687, Perpetual Adoration Chapel, and the Hays American Legion.

He umpired for the Hays Larks, American Legion and fast pitch softball for many years. He was a Cantor at IHMC and a vocalist for military funerals and participated in various community functions.

Survivors include three daughters, Janese Base and husband Don of Ellsworth, KS, Jeannine Cordes and husband Larry of Grand Island, NE and Jacinta Faber and husband Paul of Hays; three brothers, Walter of Aurora, CO, Charles Sr. of Hays and Marvin of Kansas City. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roman Giebler; five sisters, Martina Staab, Pauline Roy, Hermina Schulte, Lillian Meis and Lorraine Chintala; a grandson, Fredrick ODonnell and a great granddaughter, Annabelle Nicole Base.

Services will be at 10:00 AM Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors by the Hays VFW.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 PM and Friday 9:00 AM 9:30 AM all at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

On Thursday a Perpetual Adorers rosary will be at 4:00 PM, a Catharine Knights of Columbus rosary at 6:30 PM followed by a parish vigil at 7:00 PM all at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, TMP-Marian or Holy Family Elementary.











Service Information









Visitation Thursday

September 20, 2012

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Recitation of the Rosary Thursday

September 20, 2012

6:30 PM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Vigil Service Thursday

September 20, 2012

7:00 PM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Visitation Friday

September 21, 2012

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Funeral Mass Friday

September 21, 2012

10:00 AM

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