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Gilbert "Gib" D. Riebersal

d. November 19, 2019

Gilbert "Gib" D. Riebersal

Gilbert D. Riebersal, 81, of Woodburn, Indiana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, Florida

Gib was born in Woodburn on January 16, 1938, a son of the late Hilda (Woebbeking) and Henry  Riebersal.

He learned the value of hard work growing up on his parents’ grain and poultry farm. He graduated from Woodburn High School in 1956. After high school, he worked at the Fiedler Farm Store and with Lampe Builders, which fostered two skills that furthered his woodworking hobby and mechanical knowledge. On September 1, 1962 Gib married Arlene L. Gerig in Woodburn, where they would live, love, worship and raise their family. In 1965 received his B.S. in business from Indiana University.
Gib retired after 28 years as an accountant at Philips Electronics in Auburn to fulfill his lifelong dream to become a farmer. His passion in life was God, his family & his church. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church; his favorite social activities were golfing and playing cards with friends

Gib will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Arlene (Gerig); children, Craig (Sarah) Riebersal, Cammie (Rob) Gillis & Marcy (Craig) Phillips; twin brother, Hilbert (Beverly) Riebersal and grandchildren, Jacob & Zachary Gillis and Cale, Dane & Marlee Phillips. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Marlin.

His funeral service is 11 am, with viewing one hour prior on Saturday, Nov. 30th at Christ Lutheran Church, 4412 Park St, Woodburn, IN 46797.

Viewing is also Friday, Nov. 29th,  2-4 & 6-8 pm at Christ Lutheran Church.

He will be laid to rest at Christ Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials are to Christ Lutheran Church or Woodburn Lutheran School.

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