Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI

Donald E. Gebhart

April 30, 1944 - February 1, 2017

Donald E. Gebhart, age 72, of Winneconne died Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He was born April 30, 1944, in Dubuque, Iowa to the late Zeno and Viola (Wieneke) Gebhart. Don was proud to have served his country with the U.S. Air Force. On July 22, 1967, he married Barbara Mae Peterson in Champaign, Illinois. For many years Don worked at Oshkosh Marine Supply until his retirement. Don enjoyed playing golf and hunting. He was a member of the American Legion, Lake Breeze Golf Course, and St. Mary Catholic Church, Winneconne.
Don is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Gebhart; a son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Michelle Gebhart; two grandchildren, Cole B. Gebhart, and McKenna M. Gebhart; three sisters, Diane (Tom) Bubenyak, Sue (Clifford) Zapke, Debra (Irv) Hooks. He is also survived by Barb's siblings and their families: Bonnie Marshall, Dennis Schoening, Daniel (Lisa) Schoening, Beth King, Becky Towne (Ben), Beverly (Jim) Corpus, Debra Schoening, Craig (Deb) Peterson; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his favorite big brother, Dave Gebhart, who passed away on January 31, 2017, and whose funeral will be in Dubuque on the same day as Don's. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers-in-law, Gene Tack, Gary Sievers, and David Schoening.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Sr. Pam Biehl officiating. Military honors will follow. Inurnment will be in July at the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King. There will also be a Celebration of Life on July 22, 2017, which would have been Don and Barb's 50th wedding anniversary.
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Fritz Collins wrote on February 8, 2017
So sorry for your loss Barb and family. He was a good man.

Karl Wunderlich wrote on February 6, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and your family. Don will be missed. Glad I had the pleasure to know him.

Tom and Sue Gebhart wrote on February 5, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss of Don. We will keep you Barb and your family in our prayers.

Ron & Candy Thiltgen wrote on February 4, 2017
Condolences to Barbara & family. To sister Deb, wish we could be there for both your losses. Always in our thoughts

Jim and Kelly Olson wrote on February 3, 2017
Barb,Kyle,Michelle and Kids, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don will be greatly missed in the neighborhood.

George Kotz wrote on February 3, 2017
Barb & family, Sorry for lost of Don and you have my condolences. I was a classmate of Don's both at Xavier in Dyersville and at Senior High School in Dubuque. I always enjoyed his company growing up with him. I went to his brother Dave's wake today and was shocked this morning to also see Don had died the day after. May peace be with both of them. Take care and with deep sympathy to all of your family. Sincerely, George Kotz

Greg & Laura Geise wrote on February 3, 2017
We were very saddened to hear of Don's passing. He was as big as a bear with a giving heart and always had a friendly smile for everyone. Taking a moment to reflect back on the snowmobiling days of the mid 70's, and good times at Gene & Jan's. Wonderful memories.

Jeff Baldwin wrote on February 3, 2017
Love having drinks after golf with Don, stories always made me laugh, great man surly missed...

Rachelle- Cardiology wrote on February 3, 2017
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a great man and will be missed. Prayers to you all during this time. God Bless.

Joe Kolberg wrote on February 3, 2017
Barb, Lake Breeze hasn't been the same the last couple of years without Don's frequent presence. Many of us will miss him, but will also be grateful for having known him.

Dana Corthum wrote on February 3, 2017
I am thinking of you Aunt Bard, Kyle, Michelle, Cole and McKenna. I'm sorry I can't make it tomorrow. You are all in my prayers. Uncle Don will be greatly missed.

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