Obituaries – July 24, 2012
Tony Gieber, 80, of Manhattan, KS passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, KS on July 21, 2012. He was born in Ogden, KS on September 2, 1931 to Leo and Lola Gieber. He married Vida Fagan, June 26, 1950 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and a parishioner at Seven Dolors for 62 years.
He served 20 years in the Kansas National Guard retiring as Commanding Officer of the 891st engineering battalion.
He was owner and operator of Stickel Cleaners and Aggie Lounge for 40 + years. He was a member of Mid-America Fabric Care Association and South West Dry Cleaners Association. He was a strong advocate of the Manhattan Catholic Schools and a member of Post Number 17 of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Lola Gieber, son Gregory Lynn Gieber, sister Betty Siebert and brother Floyd Conover.
He is survived by his wife Vida Gieber his daughters; Toni Murphy (Emerson) Burns, Jeanette (Jeff) Gould, adopted daughter Milly Gieber Vazquez, sons; Douglas (Michelle) Gieber and Brian (Erin) Gieber all of Manhattan; sister Lois Dougherty of Chattahoochee, FL, and brother Daniel (Mardee) Gieber, Fresno, Ca. Grandchildren: Dale, Toni Lea, Becky, Greg, Rachel, Clayton, Kylie, Lola, Luke and Elle; eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday July 28 at 10:00 A.M. at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Joseph Popelka as Celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Ogden.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. A Christian Wake Service and Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday in the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House or Manhattan Catholic Schools. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.