Arnold J. Gebke, 88, of Bartelso,
died Monday, October 22, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
Mr. Gebke was born June 2, 1919 in
Bartelso to John and Theresa (Beuligmann) Gebke; they preceded him
in death. He was raised by his father and step-mother, Mary
(Mueller) Gebke and she also preceded him in death.
He married Irene Kapp on
October 19, 1948
at St. Dominic Church in Breese; she preceded him in death on March
Also preceded in death by a son,
Leonard Gebke; sisters, Josephine Kapp and Mary Winkeler; and
brothers, Eugene Gebke in infancy and Roman Gebke.
Surviving are his children, Jane
(David) Beckmann of Carlyle, Arnold (Kelly) Gebke of Bartelso, Pat
(Randy) Kruep of Bartelso, Marvin (Kim) Gebke of Damiansville, Judy
(Gerard “Rex”) Schomaker of Albers, and Tim (Kristy) Gebke of
A Daughter-in-law, Karen Gebke of
13 Grandchildren-Sara (Jason) Snow,
Jodi (Tim) Meyer, Lori (Tommy) Hall, Scott Gebke, Dana (special
friend Mike Winkeler) Gebke, Tyler and Amber Gebke, Corey and Brett
Kruep, Alicia Gebke, Teresa and Connor Shomaker, and Austin Gebke.
5 Great-Grandchildren-Camden, Kaiden
and Ella Snow, Emma Meyer, and Madison Winkeler.
Brothers, Art (Joan) Gebke of
Germantown, John (Betty) Gebke of Bartelso, and Al (Roseann) Gebke
Arnold formerly worked at the
Ziegeler Stove Foundry in Centralia, Hollywood Candy Company in
Centralia, Belleville Stove Foundry in Belleville, and was a part
time mail carrier in Bartelso.
He was a member of St. Cecilia
Church in Bartelso and the Clinton County Farm Bureau.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 2:00 PM at St. Cecilia Church
in Bartelso with Fr. Henry Fischer officiating. Interment will
follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October
23, 2007 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Wednesday, October 24, 2007
from 11:00 AM-1:30 PM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.
Memorials can be made to the donor’s
choice and will be received at the funeral home.