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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.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com


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Arlene and family, so sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Becky Milton Dec 4 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Gib for many years at Magnavox/Phillips. He was one of those people who you could always count on. Smart, dedicated, personable. I don't remember ever hearing him say a disparaging word about anyone. He was easy to be around. A man with a quick laugh, a genuine smile, and always said exactly what he felt. In a word, he was honest. I hadn't seen him since I left Phillips in Auburn, but when I thought of my years there, his smiling face always surface. Gib was a good man to work with and for. He will be missed. RIP Gib. You are with the angels now.

Jim Shirk Dec 2 2019 12:00 AM

Hib, Bev & Family,
So sorry to read of your loss. So many years have passed since I last saw you. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Blessings to you all.

Dawn Meyer Nov 30 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gilbert "Gib" Riebersal

Earl & Cheryl Cecil Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

My dear Arlene and each of your family, sending our love and prayers as we remember your beloved Gib and his megawatt smile
The entire Eberly family

Joyce Portman Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

Arlene and family, we sorry for your lose and what a great family I'm so glad mom kept us up on all the family in Ind and ohio. You caught on to what Larry and I done at herestaurant in swapping meals.

Lee and Mailyn Opdycke Nov 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gilbert "Gib" Riebersal

Dave Carr Nov 25 2019 12:00 AM

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