Donald Gebhardt Obituary

Donald J. Gebhardt
Donald J. Gebhardt
Donald J. Gebhardt

November 13, 1930 - November 10, 2005
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Donald James Gebhardt, 74, of Johnston died Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, November 15 at Westover Funeral Home with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery.

Don was born November 13, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Elmer and Vernice Gebhardt. He served with the Army in Germany from 1952 until 1954. He married Elaine Hass in 1954 and they lived in the Chicago area. They moved to Des Moines when he joined Plumb Supply Company in 1964. Don retired as President in 1995 after 31 years with the company. He was a 40 year member and past president of Hyperion Field Club. In retirement, Don and Elaine divided their time between Johnston and Sarasota, Florida. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, playing golf, fishing, and watching the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs.

Don was preceded in death by his son James and by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Elaine; son Robert (Jocelyn) Gebhardt of Lafayette, Colorado; grandsons Christopher and Thomas; brother Elmer Gebhardt, Jr., brother-in-law William Hass and two generations of nieces and nephews.

Visitation begins after 3 PM Monday at Westover Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice in Johnston or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale.

ARRANGEMENTS BY WESTOVER FUNERAL HOME.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, November 14, 2005
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Charities

Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
8301 Aurora Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50322