Wilbur Gibson Obituary

Wilbur L. Gibson
Wilbur Gibson
Wilbur L. Gibson

July 9, 1922 - May 12, 2010
Born in Granite Canyon, WY
Resided in Carlisle, IA
  • Contat Us
  • Guestbook
  • Photos
  • Services
  • Send Flowers


Wilbur L. Gibson, 87, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Carlisle Care Center, where he resided for the last two and half years. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 17, 2010 at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, both in Des Moines.

Wilbur Lester Gibson was born on July 9, 1922 in Granite Canyon, Wyoming the son of Mary and Bert Gibson. Wilbur served in the US Navy, during World War II. On December 27, 1949 he was united in marriage to Lela DeBok in Winterset. They moved to Des Moines in 1950. Wilbur had worked for V.C. Benderoff for 28 years. After the company closed, he worked for the State of Iowa in maintenance for five years until his retirement in 1982. Wilbur was a member of Highland Park American Legion. He was a friend to everyone.

Wilbur is survived by his daughters, Carolyn (Clyde) Petty of Carlisle and Patricia (Robert) Stevens of Des Moines; six grandchildren, Cory Iiams, Lisa (Paul) Sims, Kevin (Ellen) Petty, Michael (Jasen) McKibbin, Keith (Stacy) Allred and Paris Stevens; nine great grandchildren, Daniel and Megan, Trey and Alexandria, Amber and Rachel, and Rylie, Raygan and Raven; three sisters, Ida (James) Smith of Kansas, Bernita Gibson and Gladys Ritter both of Des Moines; and his brother, Carroll (Peggy) Gibson of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lela, son, Russell Iiams; son-in-law, Kenneth Allred; five brothers, Raymond, Marion, Walter, Garrett and Eddie and a sister, Edith.

Visitation will be held from 6-8pm, Sunday, May 16 at the funeral home.


"Click here to view memorial folder"




Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, May 16, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, May 17, 2010
10:30 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50321
Monday, May 17, 2010