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Hebel, Gerald "Jack" (1920 - 2002)


Posted By: Gayle P. Snow (email)
Date: 2/27/2024 at 19:11:12

Manly - Gerald Hebel, 81, fondly known as Jack, passed away on Saturday (Jan.26, 2002) due to an internal infection. As he made the transition, he was welcomed into heaven by Katie, his wife of almost 60 years, who preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2002.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manly with the Rev. David Kucera officiating. Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery.

Visitation 'will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 Spring Street, Manly. A scripture service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Jack Hebel Memorial Fund.

Gerald Hebel was born Nov.22, 1920, in Manly. He was the son of Chris and Blanche Yezek) Hebel.

He was married to Katie (Basgall) on Nov.18, 1942, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manly.

Jack lived the majority of his life in Manly with Katie. Together they enjoyed watching John Wayne movies, "The Price is Right" and "Wheel of Fortune."

Jack served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was part of the crew of the USS Lexington.

He received an honorable discharge on October 16, 1945, with a rank of Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class USNR.

When he returned to Manly he worked for the Rock Island Rail Road until he retired.

Jack loved working and riding horses. He was also an avid golfer and an original member of Pioneer Town and Country Club. He enjoyed going uptown and socializing with friends.

After retirement he enjoyed working on the farm and keeping busy. Jack will be remembered, by his friends and family as dependable when they needed him.

Jack's surviving family includes three daughters, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one expectant great-grandchild, one brother and five sisters.

He is survived by his daughter, Juanita and Jim Cooper of Manly; granddaughter, Kim and Glen Venz, of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Natasha and Nicole; grandson, Justin Cooper, a student in Ames; daughter, Loretta and Tom Patten, of Las Vegas, Nev.; granddaughter, Kelley and Bill Smith of Detroit, Mich., with baby Smith on the way; and granddaughter, Shawnda Westly, of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter, Kathleen (Kathi) and Joel Jensen of Cedar Rapids, and grandsons, Joshua and Jacob; brother, Christy Hebel of Yelm, Wash.; and sisters, Dixie Nelson of Mason City, Clarice Nelson of Waterloo, Blanch (and Eldon) Saland of Waterloo, Dorothy (and Tom) of Crosslake, Minn., and Donna Weiland, Coggon. Jack will be missed by family and friends.

Katie and Jack's special cat, Angel, is now residing in Cedar Rapids and will continue to share their love with everyone.


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