Leo Wilson Orebaugh, 93, died Oct. 17 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born Oct. 26, 1919, at Tyro, Kan., the son of Clark O. and Alta P. (Wilson) Orebaugh. He married Edna Jurgensen April 24, 1941, at Albert. She died May 11, 2002.
He was a brick mason, he worked for Lindholm Construction, C. V. Cale, Dreiling Masonry, and also did independent contracting.
Mr. Orebaugh was a lifetime Great Bend resident having been raised in Dodge City.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, American Legion Argonne Post 180, Eagles Aerie No. 646, and Brick Layers Union Local No. 15 for 73 years.
Survivors include two sons: Jerry Orebaugh of Garden City, and Randy Orebaugh and his wife Gloria of Great Bend; two daughters: Ulanda Stiebben of Pratt, and Jolene Peters and her husband John of Great Bend; one sister: Mildred Demoret of Jetmore; one brother, Clark Orebaugh of Wichita; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one special friend, Nadine Maier; and his loyal shiba inu companion, Daisy Mae.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Orebaugh and Melvin Orebaugh; and three sisters, Fern Wintamute, Loretta Orebaugh and Jean Orebaugh.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at First Southern Baptist Church in Great Bend with the Rev. Dr. Doyle Smith officiating. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Great Bend Senior Center or First Southern Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home**
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 18, 2013