GILBERT "GIBB" WEGSCHEID
GILBERT "GIBB" WEGSCHEID
Funeral Mass was held for Gilbert "Gibb" Wegscheid, 76, of New York Mills on Aug. 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton, Minn., with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating. Military honors were provided by Charles D. Center V.F.W. Post #3289 of New York Mills and the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard of Moorhead, Minn. The pallbearers were Gibb's grandchildren; Joe, Devin, Nicholas, Brenna, Becky, A.J., Parker and Derrik. The honorary pallbearers were Mike Niemela, Fred Wurst, Richard Ericksrud, Andy Tumberg, John Krueger, Carl Noble, Jim Vetter, Bill Farbo and friends of Bill. Gibb was laid to rest in Topelius Cemetery, New York Mills.
Gilbert William Wegscheid was born November 20, 1937 in Bluffton. His parents were the late Joseph Michael and Margaret Mary (Peters) Wegscheid. Gibb was baptized on November 21, 1937 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton. He attended District 148 School in Bluffton Township. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. On June 2, 1965 Gibb was united in marriage to Diana Faye Wiitamaki at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Gibb was in the car industry in New York Mills from 1957 to 2014, where he truly enjoyed meeting people and selling cars. Gibb was a member of the Bluffton Lions Club. Gibb enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with family and having coffee with friends. On Aug. 10, 2014 Gibb passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family and Legacy Hospice. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Preceding Gibb in death were his daughter, Sheila Ann; parents, Joseph & Margaret; siblings: Norman (Dorothy) Wegscheid; Lorraine (Wilbert) Tellers; Loretta Theisen; Wilbur Wegscheid and John Wegscheid.
Gibb is survived by his loving wife, Diana, of New York Mills; daughter, Rhonda (Blaine) Glodowski of Bloomer, Wis.; sons: Dean (Brenda) Wegscheid of New York Mills; Mark (Jodi) Wegscheid of New York Mills; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters: Gloriann (Butch) Waln of Wadena, Minn.; Jeanie Brever of Alexandria, Minn.; brother, Elmer (Joyce) Wegscheid of Wadena; brother-in-law, Arnold Theisen of Wadena; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Wegscheid of Wadena; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Arrangements were provided by Karvonen Funeral Home in New York Mills. Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Gibb's family a message of comfort and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to hospice.