March 2, 2013

Delbert A. “Del” Eberle

   Hays, Kansas – Delbert A. “Del” Eberle, age 71, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Hays Medical Center Hays, Kansas.

    He was born August 2, 1941, in Wichita, Kansas, to Anton “Tony” and Rosa Marie (Weigel) Eberle.  He married Rhonda (Sanders) on October 23, 1976, in Greensburg, Kansas.

   He graduated from Kapaun High School, Wichita, Kansas, in 1959.  He served honorably in the United States Navy.  Delbert worked at Midwest Energy Inc. in Hays, Kansas, for 35 years and retired in 2004. He moved to Hays, Kansas, in 1983 and enjoyed fishing, baseball and watching NASCAR, his family and grandson.

   Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Eberle, of the home; two sons, Jason Eberle, Kansas City, KS; Matt Eberle, Hays, KS; one daughter, Toni Caraway and husband, Nesby, Topeka, KS; two sisters, LaVeta Popovich, St. Louis, MO; Delila Boyd and husband, Bobbie, Declo, ID; one grandson, Saylor Caraway; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ron and Dorothy Sanders, Medicine Lodge, KS.

   He was preceded in death by his parents.

   Services are 10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at  Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd, Hays, Kansas  67601.   Burial in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays, Kansas, with military honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.

   Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Thursday all at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays.

   Memorials to The Herndon Speech and Language Clinic c/o Fort Hays State University, Humane Society of the High Plains and The Salvation Army. Condolence can be sent via e-mail to