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Gilbert Philip Rebel
1927 - 2011
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NESS CITY — Gilbert Philip Rebel, age 84, passed away on March 5 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. He was born on Feb. 18, 1927, in Schoenchen, the son of Joe and Lena Zimmerman Rebel. He was a farmer and he worked for Ness County road maintenance for 37 years.

Mr. Rebel was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Ness City.

On April 16, 1951, he married Jenny Randa at Schoenchen. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include three sons, Rick and wife Teri, Parker, Colo., Terry and wife Kathy, Great Bend, and Tim and wife Susan, Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Glenda Bangerter and husband Bruce, Leoti, Becky Burrell, Ness City, and Michelle Foster and husband Kirk, Utica; two brothers, Ralph and wife Bonnie, Ness City, Jerry and wife Sandy, Manhattan; one sister, Vera Munsch, Ness City; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Foster; brothers, Issy and Alvin Rebel; and five sisters, Josephine Basgall, Margaret Huelke, Janete Girard, Ruth Rupp, and Martina Betz.

Friends may call at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Church in Ness City. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund and Masses in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Fitzgerald Funeral Home*

207 N Pennsylvania Ave.

P.O. Box 96

Ness City, KS 67560

(785) 798-3243

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 8, 2011