Celestine J. “Whitie” Giebler, age 81, of Ellis passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Hays Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1933 on the family farm south of Ellis, Kansas to Karl and Frances (Dechant) Giebler.
Whitie worked as a handyman for many years and also drove a truck working for a mine in Leadville, Colorado and he enjoyed fishing. He was also a US Navy Veteran.
He is survived by a son, Patrick Giebler and wife Zeeney of Honolulu, Hawaii; a daughter, Valerie Peters and husband Roland of Omaha, Nebraska; three brothers, Tony of Hartsel, Colorado, Larry of Littleton, CO and Edmund of Hays, Kansas; a special niece and care taker, Mary Jane Davidson of Hays, Kansas
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and August and three sisters, Mary Knoll, Cecelia Boza and Rose Kisner.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis, KS. Burial with military honors by the Ellis VFW will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM and Monday 9:00 AM until service time all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis. A parish vigil service will be at 7:00 PM Sunday at the church.
Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel [400 E. 17th street] Ellis, KS 67637
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cancer Council of Ellis County. Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org